Feedback. We’re always telling programmers that you need feedback, with a short feedback gap: the time it takes to get feedback on your decisions, your code, your designs. Well, what if you narrowed the feedback gap to near zero while coding? You’d have continuous testing, a powerful idea that lets you fix bugs while they’re still small and fresh.
It isn’t magic, but a clever combination of tests, tools, and techniques that tells you right away when there’s a problem. Not minutes, hours or days from now, but right now, when it’s easiest to fix. Spend more of your time writing valuable software, and less time slogging through code line-by-line and second-guessing your decisions.
We’ll show you how to set up and run automated tests that check your work continuously as you write code. You’ll start with tools such as Autotest and Watchr and see how to use them effectively in a continuous environment.
You’ll discover the fundamentals of creating and maintaining a test suite that’s fast, informative, reliable, and exhaustive. You’ll use powerful techniques such as inline assertions—a much better alternative to debugging or console printing. See how Continuous Testing can improve the quality of your existing tests and ensure that the new tests you write will do the job.
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