Hope everyone is doing well!, I just wanted to reflect the spec files are editable and one can edit the test case’s expected value to make it success.
Here a checksum can be added to verify the spec file.
You are right but we have made the course & application inter-dependent. Reason of having these tests and mflix application is to make sure that a learner can benefit and understand the concepts really well.
So, if we edit the tests just to pass one lab, it will not help anyone learn the concept.
But at any time, if you believe, the tests are not making sense or any lab which is very difficult to understand or follow, please feel free to share with us and help us improve learning experience for everyone.