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Software Development Isn’t About Unit Tests

Testing is essential, but it’s secondary

Chris Fox
Chris Fox
Dec 23, 2019 · 6 min read

Things Fall Apart

Full of Passionate Intensity

Surely Some Revelation is at Hand

Development is Secondary

There is nothing more important in software than the unit tests

We Don’ Need No Stinking Documents

Backwards is Better

When the tests all pass, you’re done

If I Die, Avenge Me

Anything short of 100% test coverage is dereliction of duty, 100% coverage is a point of honor

One Pair of Eyes is Enough

The Darkness Drops Again

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Chris Fox

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Chris Fox

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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Medium's largest active publication, followed by +773K people. Follow to join our community.

Chris Fox

Written by

Chris Fox

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +773K people. Follow to join our community.

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