Six Principles of Readable Tests - David Seddon

Episode 112 · May 8th, 2020 · 45 mins 2 secs

About this Episode

"Code is read much more often than it is written." - Guido van Rossum
This is true for both production code and test code.

When you are trying to understand why a test is failing, you'll be very grateful to the test author if they've taken the care to make it readable.

David Seddon came up with 6 principles to help us write more readable tests.
We discuss these, as well as more benefits of readable tests.

David's 6 Principles of Readable Tests:

  1. Profit from the work of others
  2. Put naming to work
  3. Show only what matters
  4. Don’t repeat yourself
  5. Arrange, act, assert
  6. Aim high

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