Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Unit Test Naming [Updated]

Just stumbled across several blog postings on unit test naming.

Essentially the TestCase will name the fixture. That's pretty easy to understand.

The cool part is this: each test method is a two-part clause: condition_"should"_result or "when"_condition_"then"_result.


Or possibly "method_state_behavior".


What a handy way to organize test cases. Only took me four years to figure out how important this kind of thing is.

[Updated to follow moved links.]

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried the spec plugin for nose? It gives you a really good understandable output for nosetests:
    http://darcs.idyll.org/~t/projects/pinocchio/doc/#spec-generate-test-description-from-test-class-method-names

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