Tangential comments about Software Development

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's worth being dogmatic as a learning tool

That's a quotation from Kent Beck on Software Engineering Radio Episode 167.

I think it's important he says "learning" tool, not "teaching". Inflict your dogma on yourself, not others. I went after 100% test coverage, and I learned a lot. I know I'd have had a mutiny if I'd demanded it of colleagues.