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Discussion on: Unit Testing is Overrated

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Alexey Golub Author

I think we're more in agreement than it seems actually.

I definitely agree with testing business logic directly and you can mix those tests in with the rest of your functional suite. In the example (2nd last part of the article) I actually show what you described, i.e. flattening the hierarchy by separating pure from impure concerns and avoiding mocks. Unfortunately, that's also not always possible, but that's another story.

I'm also not advocating to "always write e2e tests" (the article highlights this) but instead aim as high as you can while keeping the drawbacks at an acceptable level. As you pointed out, that sweet spot can often be sometimes in the middle of the spectrum.

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leob

You are right, we agree more than we disagree :-)