From: firstname.lastname@example.org (TAdamsmar)
Subject: Re: developer testing
Date: 15 Feb 1996 19:05:39 -0500
[reposter's note: the end of a long thread discussing who should test
what and when in software development]
Boris' sprited defense of developer testing has inspired me to
a defense of my favorite testing method: the bonfire method:
The bonfire method is as follows:
- Clear the parking lot of cars.
- Make a huge pile of the client's money in the center of the parking lot. Set it on fire.
- All the programmers set around the bonfire and mentally execute their code.
This method is essential because:
- Morality. All programmers have a responsibility to think about their code.
- It may find bugs that other methods may not find.
- It could have found the bug in the Pentium chip.