August 24, 2005 - Grow Your Harness Naturally

I wrote this article for the March 2005 issue of Better Software. Now available for the first time online... enjoy!

I have worked with many testing common organizations where a common pattern is repeated over and over. It goes something like this — we realize there is more manual testing to do than time available, we decide to automate the testing, and we begin working on a test harness. Several weeks later, we have the start of a harness, but it’s barely useful and we still have not written any tests. At this point, we’re behind — so we abandon the harness and revert to manual testing.

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Posted by Kevin Lawrence at August 24, 2005 01:27 PM

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Very interesting, I'll check it out tonight, thanks.


Posted by: Chris Meisenzahl on August 25, 2005 06:13 AM

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