On May 15, 2006, at 4:33 PM, Pat Maddox wrote:

> I've been doing lots of reading this afternoon, and came across a few
> comments that leave me with more questions.
>
> Dave Astels said in a podcast that RSpec doesn't take the place of
> functional or integration tests.

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?FunctionalTest

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?IntegrationTest

> Martin Fowler wrote that you must use coarse grained acceptance tests.

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?AcceptanceTest

> I simply don't know what functional, integration, and acceptance tests
> are, and how they differ from unit tests.  Where can I find some info
> on why I should use them, and how to use them effectively?

The c2 wiki has descriptions from the best minds in the business.

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