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Quiz: What’s the Best Test Method Name?

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Which of the following names of test methods do you think to be the best?

The best test method name:


(Notice that we could leave out “payment_” from the last name if it is clear from the context, i.e. from the fixture [a fancy name for test class] name.)

According to the holy book of Clean Code, the code should make visible the intent as much as possible. According to the testing guru Kent B., a test should be telling a story to its reader – a story about how the code should be used and function. According to these two and my own experiences from reading a lot of (test) core written by other people, the last one is absolutely the best. However you have the right to disagree and discuss :-)

PS: I firmly believe that calling a test method “test()” should be punishable.

Source: http://theholyjava.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/quiz-whats-the-best-test-method-name/

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