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    I work on the Astute Software Team, where we are developing the PMS for the Astute Submarines.

    I would like to talk a little bit about what i’m working on at this point in time. I am currently writing test documents for the next drop of software. The first type of testing our functions go through are unit tests.

    This is a rigorous type of testing where each line and condition of code is to be tested to make sure it produces the correct results. All of this code is tested in isolation to make sure outside variables do not interfere with the particular function you are working on.

    The endgame for this code might be to integrate with several other functions, however this is the first step to making sure that any mistakes no matter how small, are found and handled correctly. After the code has passed its unit testing, it then goes on to be integration tested where the entire functionality and communication of the function is tested.

    This is an important part of the process in which we aim to write efficient and error-free code, and has personally helped me understand the complexity of functions that are written for the PMS software.

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