Expert Excuses for Not Writing Unit Tests
With Membership
Suggested price

Expert Excuses for Not Writing Unit Tests

About the Book

Management has cracked it. "We need to improve code quality! Start writing unit-tests!" they cry. The problem is that you are a ninja 10x programmer and have no need for this. Management clearly does not understand on what level you operate on. What follows is a brief document to help with this.

  • Share this book

  • Categories

    • Computers and Programming
    • Humor and Satire
    • Testing
  • Feedback

    Email the Author(s)

About the Author

Ben E. C. Boyter
Ben E. C. Boyter

My name is Ben Boyter, and I'm a Developer from Sydney Australia.I have over 10 years of software development experience specialising in search and software testing. Since 2010 have been plugging away at which I hope will become the webs main source of indexed source code.

Reader Testimonials

Ben Boyter
Ben Boyter


Wow... just wow. I used to lie awake at night for hours at a time thinking about how I was going to get out of writing tests, all due to that manager Steve and his insistence it would be good for me. With this book that's no longer a problem! Not only does it provide a heap of useful one liner responses it goes into the underlying theories allowing you to avoid those conversations entirely! Now I only debug in production and my job is safe forever. Thanks to the author! Well worth the price!

Table of Contents

  • Expert Excuses for Not Writing Unit Tests
    • The Promise of Bad Tests
    • Faking It
    • Shifting Blame
    • Undermining Managers
    • Creating Diversions and Ruining Work-flows
    • List of Generic Fall-back Excuses

The Leanpub 60 Day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

Now, this is technically risky for us, since you'll have the book or course files either way. But we're so confident in our products and services, and in our authors and readers, that we're happy to offer a full money back guarantee for everything we sell.

You can only find out how good something is by trying it, and because of our 100% money back guarantee there's literally no risk to do so!

So, there's no reason not to click the Add to Cart button, is there?

See full terms...

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $13 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub