Episode 67 – Death by Charts

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Released Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

Hosts: John Sextro, Lee McCauley and Jason Tice

Discussion

The holy practice of measuring code coverage:

http://www.stickyminds.com/article/code-coverage-silver-bullet

  • Without code coverage, how do you know if you are writing enough tests?

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    Jason speaking at St. Louis Limited WIP Society

  • Test First vs. Test Driven vs. Unit Testing
  • The Wall of Shame
  • Implementing a rule requiring a certain percentage of test coverage for a code base.
  • Suppose I’m an “Application Development Manager” (yes there are people with that job, it is a real job) and I have teams that have different views / practices about testing, what’s wrong with having a baseline level of testing that I would mandate to promote software assurance as part of my job as the ADM is managing risk on behalf of the business in the software they are investing in.
  • The MBA approach to code coverage
  • Starting with a code coverage number can be helpful in some situations, but isn’t a good idea long term.
  • Having confidence in your code
  • Assuring quality code

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Lee

Jason

  • Is Code Coverage a Silver Bullet – http://www.stickyminds.com/article/code-coverage-silver-bullet
  • For the Holidays – I’m going recommend fun agile games that will help your team improve – let’s start with – “Protection Poker” by Laurie Williams – http://collaboration.csc.ncsu.edu/laurie/Security/ProtectionPoker/

John

  • Boomerang
  • Google, “Go to the Gemba” and read

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