1. Honey, where are my tests?

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    Having identified a number of different types of tests, you can already imagine that each tests has its own place in the process.

    The process here is key: because software development is complex and consists of several steps, it just makes sense to validate each of these steps. We'll outline a lineair process, but of course in practice there's more iteration between steps. That's fine and is in fact where tests offer the confidence of moving back and forth!

  2. A testing series: Different types of testing

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    Software development is complex. It involves people talking about an idea or concept and then translating it to code. The code then is compiled, packages or run and we expect a certain result. In all of these (generic) steps, there's room for complexity, interpretation and errors to sneak into the software.

    Luckily, testing software has matured and expanded to a level where we can confidently release code that doesn't break on build, only changes where change is needed and the features can even be asserted before writing a single line of code!