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Extreme Programming Installed by Chet Hendrickson, Ann Anderson, Ron Jeffries

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Testing Questions

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Q1:How Do You Test When You Have an Attached Database?
A1: There are a couple of things to be concerned about when testing with an attached database. First of all may be performance. We need the unit tests to run really fast, so that we can do our test code release cycle as quickly as possible. If lots of unit tests rely on the database, it can slow the tests down. That causes programmers to release less frequently, which increases collisions in the code manager, which slows you down even more. That's bad. Keep the database-related tests fast.

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