[Bitcoin-development] Area of Focus

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at bitpay.com
Sat Dec 20 21:26:20 UTC 2014

Getting back to the original topic...

I would recommend first taking a look at how the current tests are built
(via autoconf/automake) in src/test.  There are several surfaces to test,
RPC, REST, P2P, internal unit tests, and more.  Then, Travis applies a
second level of testing via the bitcoinj-based regression tests.

Some automated tests that operate at the Qt level would be interesting.  In
general, the current tests only scratch the surface of what Needs To Be
Tested...  but part of figuring out a good test is (a) knowing bitcoin and
(b) knowing the current test regimes.

Join #bitcoin-dev IRC and ask questions.  Read the bitcoin wiki.

On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 2:42 AM, Will Bickford <wbic16 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all, I'm looking to help with Bitcoin core development in my spare time
> (a few hours per week).
> A little bit about me:
> * I use C++ and Qt daily
> * I love to automate and enhance software systems
> * I enjoy root causing and fixing issues
> I saw Gavin say we needed help with testing in a Reddit AMA a while ago.
> I'm curious where I can make the best impact. Any feedback would be
> appreciated. Thanks!
> Will Bickford
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Jeff Garzik
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