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Do you measure code coverage?

Survey period: 27 Mar 2017 to 3 Apr 2017

Code Coverage: the degree to which the source code of a program is executed when a particular test suite runs.

OptionVotes% 
Yes - to ensure our unit tests cover all execution paths15116.00
Yes - to know how much of our code is actually run in production242.54
Yes - for both tests and in production434.56
Yes - for other reasons262.75
No - but we are planning to727.63
No - it's a pointless metric848.90
No - we don't have the tools or expertise14415.25
No - we don't have time11812.50
No28229.87



 
GeneralI run coverage tests at least once per iteration Pin
hpcoder230-Mar-17 16:33
Memberhpcoder230-Mar-17 16:33 
In my case I use C++, so I use gcov as my coverage testing tool. I don't have a coverage target - for example I think it is pointless to require testing of trivial code (eg getters) - but typically my code runs at about 90% coverage. But is useful to examine an annotated listing of the entire codebase to see what is being covered by the regression suite, and write tests for nontrivial bits that aren't. Its proved a great way to catch bugs.

Of course my codebases are typically 10s of Kloc - if you have a Mloc project, which I have worked on, you might tend to drill down on files that have relatively low coverage as a way to find the bits of code that need improved testing.

Its no panacea, but certainly a useful tool to have in the war for code quality.
GeneralUnit- and Integration Tests automated, so yes Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)29-Mar-17 3:27
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)29-Mar-17 3:27 
GeneralNo, because, Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan28-Mar-17 12:49
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan28-Mar-17 12:49 
GeneralAuto testing is just an excuse Pin
Thornik28-Mar-17 5:25
MemberThornik28-Mar-17 5:25 
GeneralRe: Auto testing is just an excuse Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)30-Mar-17 4:54
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)30-Mar-17 4:54 
GeneralNo, my boss does not want.. Pin
Endaroza28-Mar-17 3:42
MemberEndaroza28-Mar-17 3:42 
GeneralRe: No, my boss does not want.. Pin
Sharath C V28-Mar-17 3:53
professionalSharath C V28-Mar-17 3:53 
GeneralRe: No, my boss does not want.. Pin
Endaroza10-May-17 6:17
MemberEndaroza10-May-17 6:17 
GeneralRe: No, my boss does not want.. Pin
ronlease30-Mar-17 5:13
professionalronlease30-Mar-17 5:13 
GeneralRe: No, my boss does not want.. Pin
Endaroza4-Apr-17 1:42
MemberEndaroza4-Apr-17 1:42 
GeneralRe: No, my boss does not want.. Pin
Endaroza10-May-17 6:17
MemberEndaroza10-May-17 6:17 
GeneralAnd I was looking forward to Monday - new poll. Pin
Ron Anders27-Mar-17 4:07
MemberRon Anders27-Mar-17 4:07 
GeneralRe: And I was looking forward to Monday - new poll. Pin
Chris Maunder27-Mar-17 17:20
cofounderChris Maunder27-Mar-17 17:20 
GeneralRe: And I was looking forward to Monday - new poll. Pin
Ron Anders27-Mar-17 17:28
MemberRon Anders27-Mar-17 17:28 
GeneralRe: And I was looking forward to Monday - new poll. Pin
Chris Maunder27-Mar-17 18:08
cofounderChris Maunder27-Mar-17 18:08 
GeneralWe can't use unit tests Pin
den2k8827-Mar-17 0:14
professionalden2k8827-Mar-17 0:14 
GeneralYes Pin
Sander Rossel26-Mar-17 22:38
professionalSander Rossel26-Mar-17 22:38 
GeneralRe: Yes Pin
Rob Grainger27-Mar-17 23:19
MemberRob Grainger27-Mar-17 23:19 
GeneralRe: Yes Pin
Dan Neely28-Mar-17 3:35
MemberDan Neely28-Mar-17 3:35 
GeneralNo Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter26-Mar-17 22:01
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter26-Mar-17 22:01 
GeneralRe: No Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Mar-17 2:42
mveW Balboos, GHB27-Mar-17 2:42 
GeneralRe: No Pin
Nelek29-Mar-17 10:52
protectorNelek29-Mar-17 10:52 
GeneralRe: No Pin
KarstenK27-Mar-17 8:24
mveKarstenK27-Mar-17 8:24 
GeneralRe: No Pin
Emmanuel Medina27-Mar-17 13:32
professionalEmmanuel Medina27-Mar-17 13:32 
GeneralRe: No Pin
User 1013254628-Mar-17 1:03
MemberUser 1013254628-Mar-17 1:03 

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