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Independence in Automated Tests

In a previous post (not true, not written yet), I outlined some of the properties that an automated test must ascribe to in order for it to be considered “well structured”. In this post I’ll dig into the concept of independent tests a bit further. I have found that even though most developers by now […]

Metaphors in Software are Heuristics, not Algorithms

A software system should be based around a model, a metaphor that helps the developers how to think about the systems functionality and how to construct its features. However, it is important to realize that the metaphor is not an algorithm that can predict exactly how the system should be constructed. It gives hints, it […]