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Practices of an Agile Developer by Andy Hunt, Venkat Subramaniam

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“You can’t justify the time and effort it takes to write unit tests. It will just delay the project. You’re a darn good programmer anyway—unit tests are just a waste of time, and we’re already in a crunch.”

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Code changes rapidly. Every time your finger hits the keyboard, the code has changed. Agility is all about managing change, and the code is the one thing that probably changes the most.

To cope with that, you need constant feedback about the health of the code: does it do what you intend? Did that last ...

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