Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Response to “Why Most Unit Testing is Waste”

A few months ago I came across the article Why Most Unit Testing is Waste by┬áJames O Coplien. The title is an accurate description of the contents – James considers most unit tests to be useless. He expands his arguments in the follow-up article. I was quite intrigued, since I get a lot of value from unit tests. How come we have such different views of them? Had I missed something? As it turns out, I was not persuaded by his arguments, and here is my response to the articles. Continue reading