Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Brief History of Test Frameworks

Andrew Shebanow (via Chris Hanson):

The similarities seem fairly striking to me. Factor in the fact that Erich Gamma worked at Taligent at the time the Test Framework was developed, and in fact gave the engineering team some good feedback, and its pretty hard to argue that Alan and David don’t deserve at least some credit for developing one of the original ancestors of JUnit.

It turns out to be a case of convergent evolution, as JUnit was based on SUnit, which was separate from the Taligent and Pink work.

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