This checklist contains a lot of items. As mentioned it is far better to do some of the items than none of them. Do not be discouraged if this list of tasks seems insurmountable.
[ ] Write a few smoke tests.
[ ] Write unit tests for all your code units.
[ ] Write integration tests to check the integration between units.
[ ] Write a few system tests. Prioritise common and important paths through the program.
[ ] Write regression tests. Regression tests can exist at any level of testing.
[ ] If appropriate for your project write acceptance tests.
[ ] Add runtime tests into your project.
Good practice checks¶
[ ] Document the tests and how to run them.
[ ] Write scripts to set up and configure any resources that are needed to run the tests.
[ ] Pick and make use of a testing framework.
[ ] Run the tests regularly.
[ ] Automate the process of running tests. Consider making use of continuous integration (see continuous integration chapter) to do this.
[ ] Check the code coverage of your tests and try to improve it.
[ ] Engage in code review with a partner.