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Kevin Ennis:
On Unit Testing
Jul 27, 2015 @ 11:48:31

On Medium.com Kevin Ennis has shared some thoughts on unit testing and how he's "done a 180%" on what kind of value he feels they bring.

There are a lot of really easy ways to rationalize not testing your code, and I’m probably guilty of saying each of them at one point or another. For some engineers, I think the reluctance to embrace unit testing is basically just FUD. Like so many other things, testing seems scary if you haven’t done it before.

But it’s also really difficult to fully understand the benefits of testing unless you’ve worked on a project that has good tests. So it’s easy to see why?—?without fully understanding the upside?—?many developers regard unit testing as an unnecessary step.

He goes through several of the common excuses for not writing unit tests and debunks them one at a time. He also includes a brief section at the end of the post with a recommendation on how to get started testing...essentially "just do it".

tagged: unittest opinion common rationalization fud

Link: https://medium.com/@kevincennis/on-unit-testing-1cc6798f81ee

Pierre-Alain Joye's Blog:
Little reminder about PHP references and some thoughts about FUDs
Feb 28, 2007 @ 09:17:00

Pierre-Alain Joye has a little reminder posted to his blog today about two posts from planet-debian and Apache that refer to clones/references in PHP4 and PHP5 and some of the misconceptions presented there.

Reading planet-debian and Apache (from Sven and David), I catched two posts about clones and references in php4 and php5. I do not think it is worth to explain again everything here as Sara wrote a very good post already, check it out here.

He mentions his annoyance with articles/posts like these and the impact that it has on PHP as well as the person posting.

I wonder when the OS community in general will be mature enough to stop bitching at each other. And that's valid for PHP developers, gnome-kde and other well established wars.
tagged: references article post planetdebian apache fud clone references article post planetdebian apache fud clone

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Pierre-Alain Joye's Blog:
Little reminder about PHP references and some thoughts about FUDs
Feb 28, 2007 @ 09:17:00

Pierre-Alain Joye has a little reminder posted to his blog today about two posts from planet-debian and Apache that refer to clones/references in PHP4 and PHP5 and some of the misconceptions presented there.

Reading planet-debian and Apache (from Sven and David), I catched two posts about clones and references in php4 and php5. I do not think it is worth to explain again everything here as Sara wrote a very good post already, check it out here.

He mentions his annoyance with articles/posts like these and the impact that it has on PHP as well as the person posting.

I wonder when the OS community in general will be mature enough to stop bitching at each other. And that's valid for PHP developers, gnome-kde and other well established wars.
tagged: references article post planetdebian apache fud clone references article post planetdebian apache fud clone

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Wez Furlong's Blog:
PDO FUD; less anecdotes, more facts
Aug 24, 2006 @ 13:14:35

In his latest post, Wez Furlong responds to some of Jacob Santos' comments made earlier today about Service Data Objects (SDO).

I was just skimming over Santos' Post about SDO, and was saddened to see more anecdotes and less facts.

Specifically, he mentions two points - one dealing with the definition Jacob gave for the functionality and the other pointing out some better stats that Jscob didn't include in his comments.

tagged: pdo sdo service data objects misconceptions fud anecdotes facts pdo sdo service data objects misconceptions fud anecdotes facts

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Wez Furlong's Blog:
PDO FUD; less anecdotes, more facts
Aug 24, 2006 @ 13:14:35

In his latest post, Wez Furlong responds to some of Jacob Santos' comments made earlier today about Service Data Objects (SDO).

I was just skimming over Santos' Post about SDO, and was saddened to see more anecdotes and less facts.

Specifically, he mentions two points - one dealing with the definition Jacob gave for the functionality and the other pointing out some better stats that Jscob didn't include in his comments.

tagged: pdo sdo service data objects misconceptions fud anecdotes facts pdo sdo service data objects misconceptions fud anecdotes facts

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Ilia Alshanetsky's Blog:
MS vs PHP
Feb 20, 2006 @ 06:57:53

From Ilia Alshanetsky's blog today, there's a mention of a cartoon found on Microsoft's site mentioning PHP.

You know you're moving up in the world when Microsoft feels that it’s necessary to make cartoon disparaging your products, in favor of their own wares. Pierre, one of the PHP developers, has found this gem on the French segment of the Microsoft site. I guess it means that PHP is making enough in-roads into the Enterprise market, that big fish like MS feel it necessary to spread some FUD as a stop-gap measure.

Check out this version for an english translation...

tagged: microsoft comic bash spread FUD microsoft comic bash spread FUD

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Ilia Alshanetsky's Blog:
MS vs PHP
Feb 20, 2006 @ 06:57:53

From Ilia Alshanetsky's blog today, there's a mention of a cartoon found on Microsoft's site mentioning PHP.

You know you're moving up in the world when Microsoft feels that it’s necessary to make cartoon disparaging your products, in favor of their own wares. Pierre, one of the PHP developers, has found this gem on the French segment of the Microsoft site. I guess it means that PHP is making enough in-roads into the Enterprise market, that big fish like MS feel it necessary to spread some FUD as a stop-gap measure.

Check out this version for an english translation...

tagged: microsoft comic bash spread FUD microsoft comic bash spread FUD

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