Unit testing beyond a bar in green and red

Authors Rudolf Ramler
Gerhard Czech
Dietmar Schlosser
Editors M. Marchesi
G. Succi
Title Unit testing beyond a bar in green and red
Booktitle Proc. 4th Int. Conf. XP 2003: Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 2675
Address Genova, Italy
ISBN 3-540-40215-2
Month May
Year 2003
Pages 319-321
SCCH ID# 312

The actual and appealing objective of XP's approach to unit testing isto improve quality by avoiding errors beforehand rather than to find and fixbugs afterwards. Conventional testing, on the contrary, focuses on a posteriorianalysis to find errors and issues that should be corrected. Both approacheshave their advantages and drawbacks, and both are valuable and necessary. Thispaper describes how we combined both approaches by extending our testmanagement environment TEMPPO for unit testing with JUnit to includetesters in early unit testing activities.