February 13, 2014

How failing tests can be green

Imagine this conversation: Friend: “We have an integration system where we deploy every two weeks all commits and run hundreds of end to end tests on it.” Me: “And if everything passed it goes into production?” Friend: “Yes.” Me: “How often do they fail?” Friend: “Uhmm, well like every night. But we just take the failing tests and run them again and after that or the next run they will be green. ... Read more

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