A “Pull Quote” on Testing

I’m a little obsessive and often read about software development even when I’m not actually coding. So this morning–a holiday and a day off–I took in  this nice little article on testing:


For those who are somewhat less obsessed than I and prefer to skip the meal and go straight to dessert, here you are:

“My final, and perhaps more important, advice is to always write regression tests. Encode every single bug you find as a test, to ensure that you’ll notice if you ever encounter it again.”

That rings so true to my multiple decades of experience. Not only that, I can testify that on many occasions I wished I had really done what the author suggested.