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The Challenge of Determining Acceptable Code Coverage


It’s a fact of life in quality assurance circles: Any line of code that hasn’t been exercised in a test is a potential risk. Thus, test practitioners use a metric called the code coverage percentage to determine how much of the code that’s been written has actually been exercised in testing. Many companies that support automated testing incorporate some degree of code coverage reporting into their test evaluation processes, and most of the popular programming frameworks have code coverage tools that integrate into the testing process.

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