Test Case Simplification

You are at a loss.

At first you didn't believe it when you read the bug report. "What?" You thought. "Must be a user error." But now, having seen the bug right in front of you with your own eyes, there is no longer any doubt. "But I can't even begin to come up with an explanation for what's going on," you thought, "how am I ever going to fix it?"

The technique you need in your arsenal is Test Case Simplification, and this lesson will teach you how to use it. Rather than going after a particular hypothesis, Test Case Simplification is a process of elimination. It works by eliminating where the problem is not, and focusing in on where the problem is.

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