Took my pills and kept on working yesterday, but didn't fancy the job of writing the 97tons of test data I needed. Luckily Kal
was about, so he wrote me a program to write the test data. After all why spend an hour doing something when you could spent 58 minutes writing a program to do that thing in a minute? Just think of what you can do with all the time you've saved. Come to think of it, look at all the time I saved getting Kal to do it instead. I watched Enterprise
Armed with my test data I got testing, and started turning up problems. There were a couple of the "not working" variety, but now I'm sort of stuck on the harder "you're probably doing this in the wrong way" sort. I'm taking comfort from this book, in which Uncle Bob Martin, a highly respected all-round object technology bigbrain, describes the problems he encountered when first adopting Extreme Programming. I already knew that the blokes at the top of the metaphorical pile face the same obstacles, but it's good to know they make the same mistakes as me too.
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