On the Effectiveness of Unit Test Automation at Microsoft

@article{Williams2009OnTE,
  title={On the Effectiveness of Unit Test Automation at Microsoft},
  author={Laurie A. Williams and Gunnar Kudrjavets and Nachiappan Nagappan},
  journal={2009 20th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering},
  year={2009},
  pages={81-89}
}
Instituting an automated unit testing practice across a large software development team can be technically challenging and time consuming. As a result, teams may question the economic value of instituting such a practice. One large Microsoft team consisting of 32 developers transitioned from ad hoc and individualized unit testing practices to the utilization of the NUnit automated unit testing framework by all members of the team. These automated unit tests were typically written by developers… CONTINUE READING
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