Welcome to join our eBrainstorming session
Guidelines for Developer’s Test
April 7, 2010 – April 21, 2010
As researchers within Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology, we are trying to define guidelines for developers conducting unit tests. Our work is part of an explorative research project on software testing.
Developers’ tests are the most important tests. They are also the most efficient and easy to conduct. More code can be covered and fewer defects can hide. Despite this, the developers’ tests are the most neglected tests within the industry today. Right now, developers lack guidelines for how to tests their own components. You, however, may substantially contribute to creating such guidelines via this eBrainstorming site.
This eBrainstorming collects suggestions for guidelines that developers might find useful when testing their components. All kinds of guidelines are welcome: basic and advanced for both experienced as well as inexperienced developers. To contribute, please provide the answers to the questions below. We also kindly ask you NOT to suggest any tools that might implement guidelines. This will not help us much in our exploration work. However, you are welcome to list the guidelines and mention which of the tools implement them.
Our request is
PLEASE LIST THE GUIDELINES THAT WUOLD HELP DEVELOPERS IN IMPROVING THEIR TESTING WORK?
PLEASE MOTIVATE YOUR ANSWER!!
The guidelines should support developers in 1) writing and testing new code, 2) modifying existing code and 3) testing integrated own components. Please, enter your suggestions/ideas. It would also be helpful for our research if you would motivate your suggestions.
Please, do not hesitate to inform other developers about this study, if you believe that they might contribute to our data collection.
Thank you for your co-operation
Gudrun and Mira