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On 02/25/2014 06:10 AM, Tim Flink wrote:
That being said, I'm not sure there is enough benefit to fight
common usage of the term "unit testing". While they are checks by
the definitions I listed above, the cost of re-defining all "unit
tests" as "unit checks" would be rather high and I'm not convinced
that there's enough benefit there to justify the attempt.
Aye, this sounds like an attempt to redefine terms that are already in
common use with a different meaning, and hence doomed to failure.
Automated testing and acceptance testing are already different things,
and the value of independent acceptance testing mostly lies in picking
up "this workflow doesn't make any sense" and "if I do X and Y at the
same time, Z breaks" kinds of usability and combinatorial errors that
automated testing will blithely ignore (because it didn't occur to the
developers to test it that way).
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