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Feb
5
comment Word game algorithm
@Blrfl It is taking too long so I'm guessing the algorithm and/or source dictionary could be optimised.
Feb
4
comment Word game algorithm
If it greases the wheels, just consider A and I...
Feb
4
comment Word game algorithm
Slightly contentious but is oft used in poetry and rhyme...
Feb
4
comment Word game algorithm
H cannot sit at the top of the tree since it isn't a single letter word...
Feb
4
comment Word game algorithm
H isn't a word...
Feb
4
comment Word game algorithm
Each level has to form a word.
Feb
3
comment Should a Junior programmer add TDD tests to mvc project
@DocBrown Fair enough - I've tidied my answer a little.
Feb
3
comment Should a Junior programmer add TDD tests to mvc project
Adding tests to an existing code base is certainly possible to a degree without the extensive surgery that DI et al can require. Beyond this, it is a judgement call whether the potential benefits outweigh the refactoring risks. Unless you have a considerable degree of latitude with the code base, you're more often than not stuck with the lower risk lower benefit approach in my experience.
Feb
3
comment Should a Junior programmer add TDD tests to mvc project
@DocBrown To be clear - retro-fitting unit tests isn't TDD, but it does deliver value if done correctly. As outlined in Philipp's answer, it is by no means straight forward.
Feb
3
comment Keeping a ratio column that's the division between two other columns
Do the quantities ever change once they're written?
Feb
3
comment What do developers do during testing phase of a waterfall life cycle?
@Snowman Challenge me if you dare!!! <======][==
Jan
29
comment How do you evaluate automated testing for a particular product/project?
I agree. I shall give this some thought.
Jan
29
comment How do you evaluate automated testing for a particular product/project?
Naturally - but then this is no different to bug tracking systems which have been around since Adam was a lad.
Jan
29
comment How do you evaluate automated testing for a particular product/project?
That would rather depend on the severity of the bug that could occur on the back of the failed test(s).
Jan
29
comment How do you evaluate automated testing for a particular product/project?
I can't vouch for all CI servers but in TFS at least, you can keep history for as many builds as you like (or have space for).
Jan
29
comment How do you evaluate automated testing for a particular product/project?
@Euphoric QED...
Jan
29
comment How do you evaluate automated testing for a particular product/project?
That is a very good summary of the benefits, drawbacks and pitfalls BTW - might pinch that for my upcoming session!
Jan
29
comment How do you evaluate automated testing for a particular product/project?
@joshp I had no idea it had been around so long! Every day is a school day...
Jan
28
comment What's the point of running unit tests on a CI server?
@slebetman At last some sense. That is helpful - thank you. So in summary, he does run all the unit tests somewhere (contrary to his opening remark) - just not on all platforms.
Jan
27
comment What's the point of running unit tests on a CI server?
Unworkable in the enterprise development environment I work in with 100s of devs. But I do see how this could work in a smaller set up or for a maintenance project.