This is another in a series of posts of my reactions to watching the videos from the Google Test Automation Conference 2008 held in Seattle. The talk The Value of Small Tests (38 minutes long) presented by Christopher Semturs on October 24, 2008 was not what I expected. The slides from the talk can be found here.

I was hoping for a discussion around the broader test case / test suite management and the intersection with test automation. Instead, it discussed the value of creating small tests with limited dependencies and using dependency injection, mocking, etc. Not to say that it is a bad talk – just a quick introduction for these topics. I would say the talk is aimed at getting developers writing and enabling automated testing.

If you are already familiar with dependency injection and mocking, I would not spend the time watching. However, if these concepts are new, it may be valuable.