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Do you do Unit Testing?

Survey period: 22 Jun 2020 to 29 Jun 2020

We ran this 5 years ago. Let's see if things have changed.

OptionVotes% 
We unit test everywhere, always.9912.36
We test the most important and/or non-trivial units,15619.48
We unit test some pieces. Sometimes.27033.71
We never unit test,20225.22
What is unit testing?789.74



 
GeneralNot working on object oriented software Pin
den2k8824-Jun-20 22:42
professionalden2k8824-Jun-20 22:42 
QuestionRe: Not working on object oriented software Pin
r_hyde25-Jun-20 11:41
r_hyde25-Jun-20 11:41 
GeneralSome pieces, sometimes. Pin
Greg Utas23-Jun-20 15:28
professionalGreg Utas23-Jun-20 15:28 
GeneralTesting... Unit/Integrated/Integration Pin
Julius Adam22-Jun-20 21:59
Julius Adam22-Jun-20 21:59 
GeneralRe: Testing... Unit/Integrated/Integration Pin
Matt McGuire24-Jun-20 8:02
professionalMatt McGuire24-Jun-20 8:02 
GeneralRe: Testing... Unit/Integrated/Integration Pin
Julius Adam24-Jun-20 8:23
Julius Adam24-Jun-20 8:23 
GeneralI didn't vote because... Pin
Dean Roddey22-Jun-20 14:53
Dean Roddey22-Jun-20 14:53 
The answer for me is I unit test from the bottom up and get done what I can over time. Making sure that the core stuff (which may not be the most complicated, just the most used and fundamental) is right is most important, IMO, if you can't just magically do it all at once, and who can.

If I was doing some really targeted application obviously I might look at it differently, since there would probably some algorithm or subsystem that was most important. But I tend to do general purpose code and it's all layers and layers. If the bottom layers aren't solid, not much point testing higher ones because you can't trust the results.
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GeneralIntegration testing rather than unit testing Pin
Marc Clifton22-Jun-20 3:36
mvaMarc Clifton22-Jun-20 3:36 
GeneralRe: Integration testing rather than unit testing Pin
Erik Burd22-Jun-20 8:51
professionalErik Burd22-Jun-20 8:51 
GeneralRe: Integration testing rather than unit testing Pin
Fabio Franco23-Jun-20 0:07
professionalFabio Franco23-Jun-20 0:07 
GeneralI picked "What" Because Pin
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 1:56
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 1:56 
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Sander Rossel22-Jun-20 2:49
professionalSander Rossel22-Jun-20 2:49 
GeneralRe: I picked "What" Because Pin
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 3:03
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 3:03 
GeneralRe: I picked "What" Because Pin
Sander Rossel22-Jun-20 3:37
professionalSander Rossel22-Jun-20 3:37 
GeneralYoUr COde MuSt Be UnIT teStEd... PinPopular
Sander Rossel21-Jun-20 23:41
professionalSander Rossel21-Jun-20 23:41 
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W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 2:04
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 2:04 
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Sander Rossel22-Jun-20 2:46
professionalSander Rossel22-Jun-20 2:46 
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W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 2:50
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 2:50 
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Sander Rossel22-Jun-20 3:33
professionalSander Rossel22-Jun-20 3:33 
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W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 4:00
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 4:00 
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Sander Rossel22-Jun-20 4:22
professionalSander Rossel22-Jun-20 4:22 
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W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 4:27
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 4:27 
GeneralRe: YoUr COde MuSt Be UnIT teStEd... Pin
Sander Rossel22-Jun-20 4:37
professionalSander Rossel22-Jun-20 4:37 
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W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 4:54
W Balboos, GHB22-Jun-20 4:54 
GeneralRe: YoUr COde MuSt Be UnIT teStEd... Pin
Sander Rossel22-Jun-20 5:47
professionalSander Rossel22-Jun-20 5:47 

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