[python-nl] Debugging tactics

Thijs Janssen thijs at cq2.nl
Fri Oct 9 20:50:37 CEST 2009


For me adding tests works especially well when building something. It
helps to get the idea of what you want to achieve right.


(Oh and yes I am a TDD fan :-)

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 11:54, Tim Molendijk <tim at timmolendijk.nl> wrote:
>> And of course, as a professional developer, you have reasonable tests
>> in place already so that you can verify the bug in a new test once
>> you've found it.  And experimenting in your tests can also help you a
>> lot.
>> If you don't have tests, all the debugging tools you can find won't
>> avail you much.
> I'm not much of a fan of TDD (test driven development). I do believe that
> tests can be very useful and sometimes indispensable, but mainly for
> protecting rather stable library-like software components from regressions.
> Writing tests before or while building something; no thanks, it will waste
> too much time on creating tests for code that might morph or disappear any
> moment.
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