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Discussion on: Unit Testing is Overrated

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Rob Waller

An interesting article, you clearly know the topic of testing very well, more so than the great majority of developers.

I wouldn't be so sure though the principles of unit testing are well understood in our industry. In my experience most organisations have a very haphazard approach to testing, and this makes testing more difficult than it should be and seemingly of less value.

I think the main point is producing well designed code and proving it works is hard, and requires a lot of work. This is regardless of your testing strategy, which in my opinion needs to contain a good mix of low level and high level tests.