Hooray for testing

Yes, you read the subject line correctly. A developer glad about testing. I have been putting DominoWiki 1.1 through its paces, and have found a few buglets that I am squashing one-by-one. And this process has been really good fun. I’m really trying to get to grips with writing easily tested code. I don’t mean necessarily getting into the whole unit testing thing or “test-driven development” (nifty as these things can be). No, I’m talking about writing code that is easily tested. There’s a subtle difference, and I’m just about scratching my way through that ;-)

Anyway, the new versioning engine is coming along nicely, the multilingual web user interface is working well, and testing—yes, testing!—uncovered some strings that I omitted from my translation files. Doh! So, there you go, another positive side-effect of testing: my French has had some improvement as I stagger through translating the remaining strings. Guffaw.

Anyway, not long now, promise…

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