[TIP] testing: why bother?

Jonathan Lange jml at mumak.net
Wed Mar 23 06:31:55 PDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Alfredo Deza <alfredodeza at gmail.com> wrote:
> One thing to consider though is to think about the problem from their
> perspective: "Why do I need to write tests?"

Sometimes I wonder if it is really worth trying to convince people to
merely "write tests", rather than going a little further and trying to
convince them to embrace TDD.

My experience has been that automated developer tests without TDD are
less useful, less fun to write and quite time consuming to maintain.

I don't know. Still an idea I'm toying with.


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