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When Do You Stop Adding Unit Tests?

Joel Spolsky recently posted a transcript of a conversation he and Jeff Atwood had on the Stack Overflow podcast.  It’s a nice reminder to think about the situations where unit tests add value and where they add maintenance hassle. The takeaway was that there are a few places where code coverage makes a lot of sense because change is rare and breakage has a big negative impact. These include APIs, especially plugin architectures where others are depending on the contract of your code, and mature…

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