Beware Mutants: Testing Your Tests

A session at php[tek] 2016

Wednesday 25th May, 2016

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

When building a test suite, it is easy to forget that tests are code. Therefore, tests can have bugs and uncaught edge cases, just like normal code...even with 100% line code coverage. The solution: a test to test your tests, warping your code to try to make your tests fail. I will guide you through the ideas behind this so-called mutation testing, including tools to perform the tests and enhancements to testing tools to catch when "100%" code coverage does not cut it.

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Ian Littman

I solve problems with code. Mainly of the web variety. I'm also a bit of a network tech nerd. Well, nerd in general. bio from Twitter

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Wed 25th May 2016

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