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Experience Report: But I only changed one character!

Speaking of risk, can you trust the developer to adequately identify the risk of a change or the risk in a particular area of the code? It depends on the developer, of course, and the situation, but I would advise proceeding with caution. I worked with a very senior developer who had architected part of the system we were testing. He had identified an amazing performance improvement that he felt should definitely be included in the release. His change was approved. I sat down with him to discuss the change and he assured me that it was “only one character” that he had changed. He meant this to mean that it wa...

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Experience Report: But I only changed one character!