| ||Ask HN: Why don't you write functional tests?|
13 points by hugs 1233 days ago | 11 comments |
|I'm curious why some developers don't write functional* tests for their apps. My theory is that really smart & small teams just starting out probably don't feel the need. But when they get bigger, and have real revenue, users, and reputation on the line, they get serious about end-to-end testing.|
But am I wrong?
Why don't you write end-to-end tests?
* I'm making a distinction between unit tests (e.g. no db/disk access, no I/O) and functional tests (e.g. full end-to-end test including the full server and web browser or mobile app)
(disclosure: I created a functional testing tool and started a testing-focused company.)
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