Over at Martin Fowler’s blog, I found a link to Framework for Integrated Test (FIT) from Ward Cunningham. I’m just starting to read it now, but I wanted to pass it along because it looks pretty good. Fowler writes:
But I wonder if a language designed for programming is really the right language for writing tests. The point about tests is that they operate by example. They don’t try to cover how to handle any value, instead they describe specific scenarios and responses. I wonder if this implies a different kind of programming language is required. Perhaps this is the truly startling innovation in FIT.