19. June 2023
Today, I want to chat about how automated testing in software development is like scaffolding in building construction. Why? Because both of them give amazing support and strength to what we are building.
- The Strong Support: Just like how a building needs scaffolding to keep it steady, our software needs automated testing for support. Scaffolding holds up the building while it’s being built. In the same way, automated testing holds our code together, making sure it's strong and safe.
- The Watchful Eyes: Scaffolding helps workers see and reach every part of the building. Similarly, automated testing keeps an eye on the software. It checks every nook and cranny to make sure that everything is running smoothly and correctly.
- The Safety Net: When constructing a building, scaffolding acts as a safety net. If something goes wrong, it's there to catch it. Likewise, automated testing catches little problems in our code before they become big headaches.
- The Flexible Friend: Scaffolding can be adjusted and moved as the building goes up. This is just like automated testing, which we can change and adapt as our software grows and evolves.
- Building The Master Plan: In construction, scaffolding is part of the big plan to build something amazing. For us developers, automated testing is a crucial part of our master plan for our software. It guides us and helps us make changes safely.
- Not A One-Man Show: But wait, scaffolding can’t build a building on its own, and automated testing can’t make perfect software by itself. That’s why we have the construction workers, and in coding, we have manual testers. They are like the heroes who check everything up close and find anything that might have been missed.
- Making It Future-Proof: Using scaffolding means that the building will be built right, so it will last a long time. In the same way, when we use automated testing, our code is solid. This means it will keep working great even as time goes by, and we can add new features without worries.
Now, let’s not end this chat without looking ahead. This post is like saying “Hello” before we start an awesome adventure. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing even more posts. We’ll talk about the best ways to do things, tools that make life easier, and examples from real life that show how all of this stuff works.
So, if you’re excited to learn how to write even better code, make sure you keep coming back to check out what’s new. Whether you’re new to coding or have been doing it for years, there will be something for you. Can’t wait to see you here! Stay tuned, friends!