from the because-you're-maschoists dept.
Bill Venners writes "In this article, three programmers tell the story of how their frustration with JUnit's API led to the creation of Artima SuiteRunner, a free, open source test toolkit and JUnit runner. These programmers simply wanted to create a small add-on tool to JUnit, but found JUnit's design non-intuitive and API documention poor. After spending time reading through JUnit's source code and attempting to guess at the API contracts, they gave up and rewrote it."
"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge."
[ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]