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Calling Unit Tests from other Unit Tests RRS feed

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  • I was just curious of some best practices regarding calling Unit Tests from other Unit Tests.  I will delve into the specifics if necessary, but I'm in general having issues calling TestMethods that are in separate TestClasses from each other.
    Friday, July 10, 2009 3:16 PM

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  • At first glance, this does not seem like a good idea.

    If we have common code to set up or work with unit tests, we put them into a component shared by all unit testing components.

    But calling unit tests from other unit tests seems like it defeats part of the purpose in that you are no longer testing a unit. And you are creating dependencies that may make it harder to work with the tests over time.
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    Friday, July 10, 2009 4:24 PM