Key & Peele — Substitute Teacher
And you end up watching and re-watching some of your favorite Key & Peele comedy sketches.
A great start to the day, I suppose.
“Hey, let’s use Framework X that was just released a few weeks ago. I read that it’s much faster than what we’re using now.” - RockstarDev2015
“Oh, but did you see the recent benchmarks against Library Z. It didn’t look that great at all.” - I_Am_Ninja
We would have probably started and / or participated in similar conversations when deciding on solutions to use in our product’s technology stack.
But let’s face it, are these really the type of questions that should dominate the discussion surrounding the topic of which technologies we should adopt for our product?
Sure, they are important points to consider, but my concern with these types of questions is that they are often asked in the absence of context pertaining to the product we’re building. …
I was first introduced to the world of Test-Driven Development through Obey the Testing Goat — a fun read and I highly recommended it if you haven’t read it yet. This concept of first writing tests based on real world scenarios of how he or she may use our application before implementing the actual logic to get those tests passing got me really intrigued.
In theory, it was perfect.
Business and product people would be assured that user stories can and will be handled correctly by the system. …