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Quality Code: Software Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns by Stephen Vance

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Don’t Test the Framework

You are more likely to succeed by leveraging the work of others than by duplicating their efforts. While you may find it fun to write your own <fill in your own pet project>, chances are good that someone else with greater expertise or experience has already written it, and hundreds or thousands of people are using it. Or it may be available as part of the standard features or libraries of your language of choice.

Frameworks, libraries, plug-ins, code generators, and their kin increasingly let us work at a higher and higher level of abstraction. Whether built in, commercial, or open source, we incorporate them into our development ecosystem and trust them to work correctly.

Commercial software comes with support and ...

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