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accepted Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
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comment Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
@Caleb Context added.
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revised Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
Clarified this is about manual user testing, not simply manual testing
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comment Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
I'll clarify the original question to "User testing" from manual testing. Nice catch, thanks!
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comment Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
That sounds like you're answering a different but easier question.
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comment Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
My intuition of comparing unit tests to manual tests is an apples to oranges problem. Unit tests help flesh out the design and help ease later changes. Manual tests show that the system as a whole is correct in some aspect. It is possible to have a unit test that passes but a manual test that fails. A possibly contrived example would be the code is not actually used in production but is used in a unit test.
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comment Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
It seems like your answer starts addressing unit tests and manual tests and ends up discussing automated tests and manual tests as it's final point.
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asked Is it dangerous to substitute unit tests for user testing?
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comment Noobie wants to use source control, how would you guide them?
But there is certainly utility in narrowing the search space no?
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comment Any other guides out there like Why's Guide to Ruby and Learn You Haskell?
Metaprogramming in the simplest manner is programming to facilitate programming. Things like find and replace using regular expressions, creating and using macros, and monkey patching (or duck punching for rubyists) are examples of metaprogramming by this definition. An interesting and rather short read for me was the productive programmer as well as metaprogramming ruby. I've been very happy with books put out by pragpub.
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comment Noobie wants to use source control, how would you guide them?
Thank you for pointing out a gotcha along the way. I'll come clean, I'm the newbie so this sort of information was part of what I was looking for. +1
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