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re: Unit testing was in wide use LONG before Rails.
 

I didn't say unit testing didn't exist. I said it wasn't fashionable. No one in 2005 would have been accused of not being a professional if they didn't do unit testing.

Having been there, I disagree, and submit that our contexts are probably different.

I was there too. I'm so old I remember when unit tests would have been called white box tests and looked at as an inferior form of test as you can see the code.

I can even remember being told how in the future all we would need to write is the formal spec and the computer would work out what the executable code should be. Needless to say that future never arrived.

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