Defects destroy the trust required for effective software development. The customers need to be able to trust the software. The managers need to be able to trust reports of progress. The programmers need to be able to trust each other. Defects destroy this trust. Without trust, people spend much of their time defending themselves against the possibility that someone else may have made a mistake.
- 13. Testing: Early, Often, and Automated
- from Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, Second Edition
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
- Released: November 2004
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