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Collaboration between dev and testing

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Collaboration between dev and testing

Unit testing is entirely the responsibility of the developer. A tester is not in as knowledgable a position to write meaningful unit tests as the developer who did the feature. I would push back hard against a development team that tried to do this. A feature is not 'done' (as in 'ready for test') until
- the requirements are met (be they specifications or use case)
- the code has all be checked into revision control
- it has been verified that the newly checked in code does not break the compile/existing tests
- a comprehensive suite of feature specific unit tests has been created and integrated into the build process
- there are no TODO's (or similar watermarks) left in the new code
- all FIXME's (or similar watermarks) have bug numbers assigned to them in the new code

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