[rspec-users] scenarios on production data
jonathan at parkerhill.com
Fri Sep 5 14:14:35 EDT 2008
On Sep 5, 2008, at 1:27 PM, Mark Wilden wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 9:11 AM, Jonathan Linowes
> <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
> That is, if my stories run with my well controlled, relatively
> small setups, I'd like to ensure they run on a large, fully
> populated, somewhat 'random' set of real data.
> If you think there are situations where that approach will discover
> bugs, then I'd agree with Ashley that you ought to define those
> situations specifically in your tests. But if you just want to
> throw a bunch of random data at them, then I'd expect your
> discoveries will also be random. That wouldn't give me the degree
> of confidence to make it worth the effort.
> Are you maybe looking for performance testing?
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it just seems to me that while i'm running my tests on toy data
sets, it could be reassuring to see the same run on real production
data. Or, maybe not.
I agree its not real scientific, but neither is the weather... :)
(aka, shit happens)
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