ok, so most code is reasonably innocent. I mean, most people don’t work on life support systems or missile control or flight deck software. And if they do, they are pretty careful. And they have the support of testers.
Now, in our startup land, our software is pretty safe. If we (I!) stuff something up, not too much bad happens.
Except… if I stuff up the email system…
Like I just did.
Simple mistake, and not a big deal, but the result is it sent quite a few badly formed emails to quite a few people. In some cases, more than once, just in case they hadnt worked out how rubbish the emails were the first time. Boy, I rammed that point home!
So, to all the startup coder junkies flying free without the tester safety net… Disable the bit that sends the email, and test it!
I know its boring. Just do it! and … if its too boring… get some testers.