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best practices vs. good practices in software testing

Today I have been thinking about why I prefer the phrase “good practices” over “best practices” in test design. My preference is so tenacious that I exchange the word “best” for “good” when the topic comes up, as if I’m trying to change people’s minds in a subliminal way. But why? “Best practices” is a hammer. It’s dogmatic. But testing isn’t about dogma, it’s about karma: writing the test that needs to written where it needs to be. It’s contextual, it’s as close to the seam as you can get...


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Published By: The Testing Planet - Tuesday, 7 August