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On some projects testers certainly can benefit from knowing the status of unit tests. 1) To initiate discussions. If unit tests have not passed before the testing / release, I would like to know why. 2) On some cases testers being able to see the status of unit tests and ask these questions has positive impact on maintaining unit tests. Sometimes testers ...


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Here are a few considerations: There are multiple reasons why a unit test might fail. Unit tests have to be maintained just like the system under test does. When a unit test breaks, it might point to a bug in the system under test, or it might point to a bug in the unit test (e.g. a timing issue), or it might even point to a unit test that no longer makes ...


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If I am a tester already involved in the same project, then I will find unit tests useful, in case they have ample evidence that they are run and executed concisely (description of expexted result and attached screenshots). Otherwise, if I have been assigned a responsibility to cover the quality requiremenrs of a project, then I would not be cinfident enough ...


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I am system/integration tester working with competent developers. They are expected (and I fully trust them to do it) run unit tests before commit, and fix any broken unit tests promptly, and especially before start of any integration/system tests. We have huge unit test suite and on occasion some more obscure unit tests are broken for few days, if it does ...



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