Art of Unit Testing

phil hunt zen19725 at
Wed Aug 3 14:50:26 CEST 2005

On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 17:18:51 -0400, Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:
>If you're going to quote XP rules of thumb, the tests should be 
>independent and very fast, and if you have a setup code that is taking a 
>long time, it's likely a "code smell" of some kind, and you should be 
>fixing the design which prevents you writing these tests with minimal 
>and quick setup.  Are these really like "acceptance" tests?  If they 
>were unit tests, they should take only a few minutes to run, total,

Eek! Seconds, more like.

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