24 Apr '12, 9pm

If you practice TDD, what's the first test you write? /cc @Robertoross

Yesterday, I was having a discussion with a young, bright, aspiring developer about code, and the subject of tests came up. In the Ruby community these days, the assumption is that everyone tests their apps, so our conversation evolved to the actual testing practice. I appreciate the many approaches to testing, so I started quizzing him about his process. The conversation moved along nicely until I asked him, “Say you have a new Rails project. What is the first test that you write?” He described that he would use the Rails generators to create a model and then start describing the behaviors for his first model. While not trying to sound rude, I probed if that was really the first test he should write? By generating a model and describing its behaviors, he was subconsciously making a few serious assertions about his application. How do you know you’ll need a relational data...

Full article: http://smartic.us/2012/04/24/about-that-first-test/

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