Presented at CVREG on 3/13/2012.
Many pundits would have you believe that the switch from a developer to a developer tester is just a bit that you can flip in your head. I claim that this is false.
While testing is something we all know that we should be doing more of, many of us are struggling to figure out how. Chances are you’re somewhere in between a developer that never tests and one that tests every time s/he should. And I bet that you’re unhappy with where you are at, and you’d like to figure out how to get closer to where you want to be.
Using the metaphor of going to the gym, I’ll go over some exercises that you can perform. Some of these exercises you’ll be able to perform on your current projects, while others you may want to try out on a toy or side project first. These should help you feel better about how often you test, and it might be easier than losing a few pounds.