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Blog Archive for emeade during January 2005

Last month, I gave a no value added link to Kent Beck's Future of Developer Testing. Dominique put up some great notes on the talk and got me thinking a bit more about Barriers to Developer Testing and the cost of unit testing. Watching the Extreme Programming Yahoo Group, I've seen XPers make statements that comparing lines of production code vs. lines of test code it comes out near 1:1,...
When will there be enough evidence that death marches are unsuccessful/unhealthy enough to prevent them? Most excuses I hear from business are arguments from ignorance. Once you address ignorance, business moves to the next most convenient fallacy. At what point is it in the best interest of business to understand how high project failure and employee health costs affect their bottom line?