The merits of unit tests — Part 3

Cross posted on LinkedIn.

Previously, I talked about how unit tests serve purposes other than verifying code functionality; I talked about unit tests serving as defacto documentation, and unit tests helping you refactor without fear. In this post, I’ll talk about yet another benefit to unit tests: writing better software.

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The merits of unit tests — Part 2

In the previous post, we saw how unit tests can serve as a reliable source of documentation for your code. There is a lot more that unit tests can do for you. In this post I’ll talk about a fairly obvious, but often ignored, benefit to unit testing: Refactoring.

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Small town Bulgaria

I had a really good time visiting Mira’s family in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.  I am intrigued by the culture and sensibilities in small town Bulgaria.

We started with visiting the old St. Prophet Eliah Church. The last place I was allowed to take photos was the entrance. It was pretty quaint on the inside, but we were not allowed to take any pictures.

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Shipka Memorial Church

Shipka memorial church is a Bulgarian Orthodox church built in the style of a Russian Orthodox church.

The front of the Shipka Memorial Church
The front of the Shipka Memorial Church

It was build during late 19th century as a dedication to the Bulgarian, Russian, and Ukrainian soldiers who lost their lives in liberating Bulgaria from the Ottoman empire. The gold plated domes are of typical Muscovite style from the late 19th century.

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