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Fear of the Red Light

I'm a TDD bigot now . . . I think it's great.

Although, now that I have hundreds of test cases in my domain layer . . . I know grow serious cankers worrying about a red light at every change.

My test are running now and I fear the red light like I fear a pink slip!

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Relax my friend, the red light is your buddy, it should give you peace.

It only reflects errors in your code for you that you didn't know were there.

So instead of checking in and sitting in fear of the wrath of coworkers or QA reporting a bug that slipped through into the milestone drop, tank your friend the red light, who merrily tells you about the problem you almost checked in!

Thankfully our friend the red light is very discreet, he doesn't tell anybody about what he finds on your local machine!

Thursday, July 22, 2004

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