[TIP] testing: why bother?

Gustavo Picon tabo at tabo.pe
Wed Mar 23 09:26:24 PDT 2011

On Mar 23, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Doug Hellmann wrote:

> I forget where I heard it, but this rings true for me:
> 	If you have a repeatable manual process, you're doing the computer's job.

The risk of using that argument is that most programmers think that testing is the job of a separate QA team, and that it is a _lesser_ activity than programming. So if you use the "doing the computer's job" card, they'll just say that the computer can replace QA engineers, but not programmers.

Explaining how testing can help their own job is a better approach IMO.

Gustavo Picon

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