Friday, May 09, 2008

I thought I had an original idea....

... instead I discovered the name Soap Opera Test has been already invented :-( . Good news is that no one blamed me o sued me for that. I just discovered it googling the term, I've found a 2003 reference in this article by Brian Marick who credits Hans Buwalda for term invention, as it can be seen in this paper.

However the meaning of the term is slightly different. The original meaning refers to a comprehensive test strategy, while I focus on the antipattern perspective. Maybe the emergency of the Soap Opera Test term is an antipattern itself...

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