I’m not a paid developer, but I still feel guilty. I thought it might
be entertaining to have a little “programmer confession.” So let’s hear
an answer to this simple question:
What makes you guilty about your Rails development?
Mine is a bad one: I don’t write tests. I understand that TDD makes
sense, but I just don’t do it. I’ve always rationalized “oh I’ll figure
out the whole testing thing on the next app” but 5 or 6 apps deep I’ve
never done it. Hell, I’ve never even run tests for plugins, Typo, or
anything. I skipped the Testing chapter in the Rails book. I know this
clearly makes me a bad person.
Dave T., if you’re reading this, please don’t repossess my copy of
The Pragmatic Programmer!