Luke Melia

software dev

July 29, 2007

Unit Testing Wisdom From An Ancient Software Start-up

The Way of Testivus is a fun set of advice on unit tests under the guise of a tattered note from the present discovered many years from now. The PDF is more fun to read. Here’s a sample:

The pupil asked the master programmer:

“When can I stop writing tests?”

The master answered:

“When you stop writing code.”

The pupil asked:

“When do I stop writing code?”

The master answered:

“When you become a manager.”

The pupil trembled and asked:

“When do I become a manager?”

The master answered:

“When you stop writing tests.”

The pupil rushed to write some tests. He left skid marks.

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