There's some interesting discussions taking place on the nature of tests. Brian Marick distinguishes between tests as specification vs. tests as examples.
Michael Feathers asks if type systems in programming languages are really tests.
Kevin Lawrence (and the Agitar crew) talk about the philosophical contention between the notions of
For All and There Exists. That is, the difference in mindset...
on Apr 22, 2006
The Furious Purpose blog entry,Mock roles, not objects mentions a paper given at the last OOPSLA on how to think about mocking in terms of roles that need to be fulfilled. Partly, the blog entry is about the benefits of TDD (Test-Driven Development). If you're not hip to TDD yet, check out Kent Beck's book Test Driven Development: By Example.
In my mind, however, there's something a bit more...
on Jan 12, 2005