[Mono-list] number formatting

A Rafael D Teixeira rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:51:21 -0200

>From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com>
>To: Derek Holden <dsh2120@draper.com>

>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.

Rafael Teixeira
Brazilian Developer

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