Tuesday, July 6, 2010


As I've said before, JBrains is a freakin' genius.  I've never disagreed with anything he's said - except now for this one trivial point:  about 27 minutes into "Stop It Or I will Bury You Alive In A Box"* at Agile Bengaluru 2010,  he says that unit tests without assertions test nothing.

Well, it's not quite nothing:  if the test actually executes some target code and doesn't throw an exception, it's testing something.   But it's nano-next-to-nothing, it's still crap, and JB is still right.

* Okay, two nano-nits:  this is not correct title case.


P.S.  I forgot to say that you have to watch this whole presentation.  JB is - as usual - moving the state of our art-science forward.

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