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Good testing is like a warm security blanket Where is Linus sucking his thumb?

Good testing is like a warm security blanket Where is Linus sucking his thumb?

Testing is like that warm security blanket you had as a child. Right when you don’t think you need it, you discover that you are dreadfully unprepared to go without it.. and with good reason. It’s a cold, scary place with your blanket … or your testing framework. Testing is like a Security blanket I’ve been reminded of this repeatedly this week as I begin learning someone else’s code base on a new consulting project that I’m working on. Testing seems like a waste of time when you know the entire codebase backwards and forwards.. but this doesn’t happen in the real world. Instead you are often thrown head first into new applications with little more to go on than the code itself. This week I’ve been tip-toeing around a new application afraid to break anything. What has gotten me through being paralyzed to the point where I am afraid to change pieces of code? I have to admit...

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