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Should unit testing be taught in introductory programming classes?

I understand the advantages of test-driven development, but should unit testing be taught/used in CS1 (the introductory class) for computer science students learning? I am aware of researchers saying ...
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How to overcome the TDD/BDD time fallacy

I've observed an unusual thing happen when teachers try to introduce Test-Driven Development (TDD) or Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) to their classes. Even though the teachers invariably encourage ...
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How can I incentivize students to test their applications with end users?

I advise several teams of undergraduate students in their final project. It is an annual softward-development project that they do during their 3rd year of studies. Most of them develop a web ...
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Are jUnit or TestNG simple enough for undergraduates to apply in a matter of weeks? What alternative?

I was hoping that in this year's Software Engineering class, our capstone for Computer Science, could implement a disciplined automated test strategy for their Java project. Now, with only seven weeks ...
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Using autograding (Github Classroom) - pitfalls and best practices?

I'm currently as a TA developing a series of programming assignments for a bachelor course on machine learning. Since we expect the number of students taking this course to grow in the future, we're ...
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What's a good unit testing assignment for Android?

I'm teaching a capstone (the final class in an undergraduate program) software engineering course in which we are developing Android applications in Java. I consider test-driven development and unit ...
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Any auto grading site that supports all-testcases-in-one-file (and/or in github)?

I use repl.it, and one problem i note, is that each new test case has to be added by many gui-web clicks. it is both slow and annoying, and makes it harder to : 1) send to other teacher to review the ...
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Automatic grading of test-cases

Last year I taught a programming course, and used an automatic grading system for grading the students' homework (in addition to other evaluation measuares). It worked quite well; the bottleneck was ...
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OOP project course

At our university, we teach a course on OOP in Java. Currently, our project focuses on unit testing and specifications. However, to achieve this without too much manual effort, the students did not ...
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Can one prove a part of the program to be correct rather than test it? [closed]

When testing software, does people prove some part of the program to work as they want like mathematicians prove their methods to be correct?
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How do I learn how to write QA test scripts for software products?

Writing Quality Assurance course test scripts for software products is a critical part of ensuring the quality and reliability of the software. Test scripts are sets of instructions that QA testers ...
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How can I unit test a class in a .cs file that is uploaded or otherwise provided to me?

Here is my situation. I teach a 'Programming with classes' course. The students are given a design of class to implement in c#. They will then create a .cs file for the class. I would like to give ...
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