I just wanted to offer some advice to anyone doing Moodle 3.2 testing. When you test things, the goal is to break anything that can be broken. Using names like "Test course" is not very likely to break anything,
What is much more likely to cause havoc is creating your test course (or whatever) with a name like "x < 1 && x > 0" since bits of that can easily get confused with HTML syntax, if the code is wrong.
Also, given the nature of PHP the strings "0" (a single digit 0) is also very likely to cause havok like MDL-50893, MDL-53964, MDL-16427, MDL-44981, MDL-20960, MDL-35620 (Wow! I did not realise how many times this had caused a problem. Note that list is not complete.)
In the past, ' (since quote) was a useful test, because of how things were stored in the database, but it is much less likely to cause issues now. Even so, 'Fergal.O'Brien@example.com' (or similar) is a good test email address. Also, other systems are not as good as Moodle at dealing with special characters. In other systems it can be very worthwhile testing with things like 'café' or '囲碁' but that is unlikely to be worth it in Moodle.
Does anyone else have good tips for making your testing more likely to find bugs?
(Edited by Helen Foster to unpin the discussion - original submission Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:13 PM)