3: Why test?

Episode 3 · September 2nd, 2015 · 26 mins

About this Episode

Answering a listener question.

Why testing?

  • What are the benefits?
  • Why automated testing over manual testing?
  • Why test first?
  • Why do automated testing during development?
  • Why test to the user level API?

After describing my ideal test strategy and project, I list:

  • Business related, practical benefits of testing
  • Personal reasons to embrace testing
  • Pragmatic, day to day, developer benefits of testing