[Mono-list] number formatting
A Rafael D Teixeira
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:51:21 -0200
>From: Miguel de Icaza <email@example.com>
>To: Derek Holden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>With the compiler I have learned to appreciate more and more having a
>regression test suite. Right now Ravi and I have a rule of `Do not
>check in changes to the compiler in CVS if the test suite fails' which
>is really helpful, because it is easy to break something
>It is easier to find a bug when you have fresh in your mind the
>changes that you have done and can better infer the source of the
>problem on far reaching so this has been very helpful for us.
About that issue and some others that would benefit any of our projects, I
recommend Martin Fowler´s 'Refactoring' book. This process of testing after
nearly each small change is central to the book proposal and comes back from
Kent Beck´s eXtreme Programming non-methodology. There´s even a chapter on
JUnit (the book examples are in Java), from where NUnit evolved.
Today, both authors are subscribers to The Agile Manifesto
Fowler has also a site
(http://www.martinfowler.com/articles/newMethodology.html) where it explains
a new methodology, in which open-source is cited along eXtreme Programming
and others as a basis for better and faster development.
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