Chapter 30. How Does What You Do Fit with ATDD?

“Then the part comes to me and it fits like a glove because it’s actually written about me... All I had to do was show up and learn the lines.”

David Carradine

This chapter presents topics that are aimed at developers and testers, rather than customers. It examines testing and designing.

Test Platforms

Depending on how long it takes to run the tests, you can run them at different times. Tests on a developer’s machine should run pretty quickly. When the code is transferred to the integration platform, you can run a series of longer tests. There is a limit, however, to the number of tests that can be run in a short time, say 15 minutes. So a smoke test1 is used that consists of the most risky ...

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