Code Coverage considered harmful, revisited

Posted January 16, 2008 in Programming

Just read Binstock on Software: The Fallacy of 100% Code Coverage. At one of the companies I worked for, we had a big discussion about this when we decided to introduce code coverage metrics. I tried to summarize the issue, after the fact, in Code coverage considered harmful? The most influential paper was probably Brian Marick’s How to Misuse Code Coverage.

That said, for 90% of the software development out there, any type of code coverage measurement is a huge step forward. Even with the false sense of security it creates.