Now that I’m back from Seattle, I’ve had some time to digest everything that I’ve learned.
I need to take more time to unit test. I half ass it right now and it hurts me so much more later in the development life cycle. What it comes down to is that I need a way to make my testing easier and I think I’ve learned a new way to do that.
The XUnit framework provides a standardized way to test your code. Each unit test can then be combined into a test suite that can be run during each build cycle. Its own added value ensures that new code conforms to existing tests.
I’ll be looking into ways to utilize XUnit in my C development (CUTEST or CUnit) as well as my switch56 PHP development efforts. I will also be looking into such frameworks as FUnit and FlexUnit to assist in some of our switch56 Flex development.