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Discussion on: I need to stop saying "Unit Tests"

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Kelly Stannard

I have been leaning towards not having descriptors for tests at all. If you think about it even an "integration" test is really just a really big unit test. And all tests should be written from the end-user's point of view, just some end users are developers and others are customers.

Just define what the unit and user is for a given test suite.

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Yes, this seems like a very sensible approach. I think it's just a shame there isn't a good short word to describe these tests that everyone agrees on and has the same understanding of. I suppose we should concentrate on the concepts and not the names.