August 04, 2003

Which way is the happy path?

In this week's BYTE Newsletter, the article The Software Development Dilemma (subscription required) introduces the term "happy path".

"[T]he "happy path," a default scenario with no exceptional conditions. (The "happy path" concept originated with Richard Harrah, an HP software developer...)"

I like it. There are lots of times that I refer to the happy path when talking about how much testing some code has had, and now I have a phrase for it.

Posted by Adrian at August 4, 2003 10:55 PM | TrackBack

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I am researching information on Happy Paths for a project that I am working on at PMUSA

Posted by: Bettie Clarke at November 19, 2003 01:28 PM
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