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Open Assesment Question Error.
Last Post 07 Jun 2013 04:51 AM by Gunther Verheyen. 5 Replies.
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Peter Anderton
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20 May 2013 01:51 AM
    I am having a problem understanding this question...

    "Advantages of stating requirements as failing acceptance tests include (choose all that apply):"

    I think the wording is all wong - but could someone help me and tell me what it means?

    help!
    Dominik Maximini
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    Dominik Maximini

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    30 May 2013 08:18 AM
    Rephrase: "What advantages does stating requirements as failing acceptance tests include?"
    Charles Bradley
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    Charles Bradley

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    31 May 2013 08:28 AM
    Or...
    "What are some advantages of stating requirements as failing acceptance tests?"
    Ian Mitchell
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    Ian Mitchell

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    05 Jun 2013 11:18 AM
    Or...

    "Which of the following are advantages of expressing requirements as acceptance tests (choose all that apply)".

    The word "failing" in the original question is redundant and potentially confusing. A correctly written acceptance test is bound to fail until the implementation is there (i.e. the TDD approach). By including the word "failing", the question might be misread as implying that the test referred to will *always* fail. To be honest that's how I read it to begin with, and I had to do a double take.
    Peter Anderton
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    Peter Anderton

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    06 Jun 2013 11:19 AM
    I agree - it makes a lot more sense if the word failling was dropped

    as it is currently written it implies that it is a requirement that it FAILS the acceptance test

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    Gunther Verheyen
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    Gunther Verheyen

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    07 Jun 2013 04:51 AM
    Thanks for pointing this out. Indeed, it seems that adding "failing" puts the focus wrongly. We will change the wording, and skip "failing". An acceptance test is bound to fail when it is created, but let's hope that the 'failure' gradually gets resolved by good code ;-)
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