Software Testing

To begin our series on software testing, we direct you to an excellent blog post by Jon McBee (CLA, CLED, CTD, LabVIEW Champion, Certified ScrumMaster). Jon begins with a comparison of software unit testing to flossing one’s teeth. We will let you enjoy his analogy directly, though one data point is interesting. In a survey that has been conducted over the last few years and includes over 150 respondents, less than 10% state that they “often” or “always” test LabVIEW code with the NI Unit Test Framework (UTF) or another tool. When asked about conducting structured testing, the number rises to only 20%. Jon’s article is an outstanding review of effective methods for software testing that will inspire us all.