Property Based Testing for Better Code

A session at Midwest.io 2014

Tuesday 15th July, 2014

3:00pm to 3:40pm (CST)

TDD leads to better production code, but it has its limitations. We can only write so many tests, and the more tests we maintain, the more tests we change with new requirements. Can we do better? I say yes. Property-based testing is a technique out of functional programming, one that works in any language. In this talk, I’ll use examples in ScalaCheck to demonstrate principles everyone can use: generation of every possible input, calculation of satisfactory output, and automation of hundreds of checks in a single test case. Property-based testing is much harder than the example-based tests we’re used to. That’s the point: compel us to think harder about the problem, leading to better production code. Come see how property-based testing can press you and your code to higher levels of correctness and simplicity.

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Jessica Kerr

Developer, speaker, mother, crazy nut. Always learning and growing.

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Time 3:00pm3:40pm CST

Date Tue 15th July 2014

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