The art and science of software testing

Test-driven development does require a lot of time and effort, which means something's got to give. One Java developer, Sue Spielman, sent a Dear John letter to her debugger by way of her Weblog. "It seems over the last year or two we are spending less and less time with each other," she wrote. "How should I tell you this? My time is now spent with my test cases."

Clearly that's a better use of time, but when up to half of the output of a full-blown TDD-style project can be test code, we're going to want to find ways to automate and streamline the effort. Agitar Software's forthcoming Java analyzer, Agitator, which was demonstrated to me recently and is due out this quarter, takes on that challenge. [Full story at]

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