10.7. Best Practices in Script Writing and Testing

Creating functional scripts that not only work but provide elegant solutions to the challenges surrounding testing, executing, monitoring, and analyzing results is as much an art as it is a science. Like writing in general, no two people will approach scripting in exactly the same manner. Ergo, no two people will wind up with identical scripts—variances in approach, technique, and so on ensure this. However, in my travels I've been lucky enough to work with some folks who are truly gifted in scripting (which is fortunate, given that I'm not one of those people!). These experts seem to hail from a programming background, for the most part, and sincerely enjoy their work—a number of the consultants ...

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