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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Posted 2005-04-08 14:00:48 »

Has anyone actually tried doing unit testing for any of the games they'd worked on? How did it go?

I'm interested in the idea (partially because I'll apparently get a more decoupled design as a side effect, partically because it sounds quite helpful) but don't really have any idea of where to start.

I noticed Eclipse has a neat introduction to using JUnit, but it assumes that you already know how to write a good unit test in the first place. Does anyone have any links or tips for starting to write unit tests in the first place?

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-04-08 16:06:37 »

I tried for a few weeks writing JUnit tests (which I now use at work as a matter of course) for Mini Adventure. It didn't really work out to well and slowed me down initially.

I'm all for unit testing, and it does work especially well in engineered systems.. but when you're writing something in spare time it felt like a bit of overhead.

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-04-08 21:41:43 »

This article might interest you.

http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20050329/roken_01.shtml

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-04-09 13:27:49 »

Interesting article. Thanks for the link kevglass  Smiley
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2005-04-09 15:17:26 »

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