david mohundro

"Manual testing is immoral"

October 18th 2007

I was reading through my feeds this morning and came across this gem of a paragraph:

Manual testing is immoral. Not only is it high stress, tedious, and error prone; it’s just wrong to turn humans into machines. If you can write a script for a test procedure, then you can write a program to execute that procedure. That program will be cheaper, faster, and more accurate than a human, and will free the human to do what humans to best: create!

The paragraph is actually an aside to the rest of the post, too! Go read the entire TDD post in context at the ObjectMentor blogs.

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