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Should developers test their own code?   [Edit]

Survey period: 13 Dec 2010 to 20 Dec 2010

Let the religious wars begin.

OptionVotes% 
Yes, developers should fully test their own code30429.72
Yes, for some tests (unit, load test etc), no for others (eg functional, acceptance tests)50048.88
Yes, if there is no one else who can test for them11210.95
No, all tests should be planned, written and executed by dedicated testers585.67
Let the customers test the code!333.23
Other161.56

View optional text answers (26 answers)


 
GeneralRe: How to test Pin
RomTibi13-Dec-10 18:12
RomTibi13-Dec-10 18:12 
GeneralRe: How to test Pin
rmallamace13-Dec-10 18:23
rmallamace13-Dec-10 18:23 
GeneralRe: How to test Pin
RaviRanjanKr15-Dec-10 3:56
professionalRaviRanjanKr15-Dec-10 3:56 
GeneralRe: How to test Pin
RomTibi17-Dec-10 6:37
RomTibi17-Dec-10 6:37 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
13-Dec-10 3:57
professionalN_tro_P13-Dec-10 3:57 
GeneralRe: Dedicated Testers will do a better job than a biased programmer Pin
Slacker00713-Dec-10 5:15
professionalSlacker00713-Dec-10 5:15 
GeneralRe: Dedicated Testers will do a better job than a biased programmer Pin
BigJohnT13-Dec-10 12:06
BigJohnT13-Dec-10 12:06 
GeneralOf course they should test their own code PinPopular
Paul Darlington13-Dec-10 2:52
Paul Darlington13-Dec-10 2:52 
Developers should always test their own code. That however should not be the only testing.

As a developer I test my implementation, I run the application, or whatever, and test the new stuff I have implemented. I walk through all the paths I have written in debug mode and confirm that what I expect to happen actually does.

When I am happy with it peers test it. When they are happy testers test it. When they are happy internal staff test it. Finally selected customers test it. If all of the above are happy we release it and wait for the complaints. Smile | :)
GeneralRe: Of course they should test their own code Pin
James Kosin20-Dec-10 3:50
James Kosin20-Dec-10 3:50 
GeneralNo Can Do Pin
W Balboos, GHB13-Dec-10 2:25
W Balboos, GHB13-Dec-10 2:25 
GeneralRe: No Can Do Pin
Argyle4Ever13-Dec-10 3:55
Argyle4Ever13-Dec-10 3:55 
GeneralDevelopers and planned PinPopular
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.13-Dec-10 1:27
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.13-Dec-10 1:27 
GeneralRe: Developers and planned Pin
Corporal Agarn13-Dec-10 2:27
professionalCorporal Agarn13-Dec-10 2:27 
GeneralRe: Developers and planned Pin
jgehman13-Dec-10 5:34
jgehman13-Dec-10 5:34 
GeneralRe: Developers and planned Pin
Henry Minute14-Dec-10 3:00
Henry Minute14-Dec-10 3:00 
GeneralRe: Developers and planned Pin
RaviRanjanKr17-Dec-10 21:10
professionalRaviRanjanKr17-Dec-10 21:10 

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