Why code integrity matters

One of the major benefits of Typemock’s unit testing tools is increased code integrity. What is code integrity? As Wikipedia defines it:

It measures how high is the source code’s quality when it is passed on to the QA, and is affected by how extensively the code was unit tested and integration tested. Code integrity is a combination of code coverage and software quality, and is usually achieved by unit testing your code to reach high code coverage.

Easy unit testing ensures that the best practices leading to a higher level of code integrity are followed. The result: better products, fewer bugs, released quicker.
Code integrity has to be measured before sending your software to the QA department. Rather, unit testing is the only way to measure code integrity.
Why does it matter?

  • Shorter development time – bugs found up front during development can be fixed faster than bugs found in later stages
  • Lower development costs – it’s cheaper to find bugs found during the development stage. There are also additional costs with shipping software with bugs
  • Confidence in your code quality – More positive feedback from your customers
  • Efficient QA – QA will find those errors that unit testing couldn’t find, instead of finding the bugs that could have easily have been located before

Overall, it’s less work and lower costs. Who could be against that?