A Question of Code

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Is it important to have a test suite for your codebase? TL;DR: yes

Ed doesn't have much experience with automated testing for his code. This week he asks Tom about the principles behind testing, and some of the benefits and downsides. Does Tom think Ed should learn how to write tests ASAP? What kind of tests does he find are the most useful? And are there any downsides to writing tests for your code? Find out in this week's inspiring instalment of A Question of Code.

What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?