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Envisioning the Next Generation of Functional Testing Tools
May/June 2007 (vol. 24 no. 3)
pp. 58-66
Jennitta Andrea, clearStream
An explanation of test-driven development often begins by describing the red-green-refactor cycle. This slogan is so catchy and the description so simple that practitioners and tool developers tend to focus only on this localized cycle. Experience has shown that a successful functional test-driven development strategy must span the entire application life cycle and must be supported by effective tools. This article is a call to improve the state of the art of functional test-driven development by reflecting on the state of the art, describing processes and phases in the full application life cycle, and painting a vision for the next generation of functional testing tools.This article is part of a special issue on test-driven development.
Index Terms:
functional test driven development (FTDD), executable acceptance test driven development (EATDD), story test driven development (STDD), example driven development, functional test tools
Citation:
Jennitta Andrea, "Envisioning the Next Generation of Functional Testing Tools," IEEE Software, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 58-66, May-June 2007, doi:10.1109/MS.2007.73
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