Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Testing is good

A lot of irons are in the fire right now, but after doing a medium size refactoring job this afternoon, I just have to say how happy I am that I have been assimilated into the ruby on rails unit testing. I know testing has been available on every system that I have ever used, but I have never ever found it so easy to get off the dime and do the testing and stick with it. I just do a significant portion of my debugging while developing my tests. Having done a pretty good suite for the forthcoming Ruby CQL parser, converting the xml generation to use Builder went really fast, despite some venal debugging problems in RadRails (gotta figure that out later)
The picture is the eastern sky I saw this morning.