Programmer – Tester Collaboration Is The Key To Delivering Quality Software

Janet Gregory in her article “What Programmers Have to Know About Testing” highlights the things that developers can do to greatly streamline software testing and deliver quality software.

Developers can help testers to understand the need for independent tests, and show them how to organize the tests to take advantage of object-oriented principles….

Programmers also can help testers by creating mock objects or test harnesses that enable testing to happen earlier…

If programmers practice test-driven development (TDD), they’re also designing for testability. TDD helps testers immensely when they work with the development team to automate functional tests…

If I could recommend only one practice to programmers, it would be collaboration with the testers…

Read the entire article @ informit

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