Suppose you read what I wrote.

My manager wanted me to write unit tests for a tested and release-ready application only a few screens long, too small to be decomposed to “units,” just so his “team” could check a box saying “this project has unit tests.”

Before it was over he was urging me to write doggerel code completely outside the application, basically a separate executable, just so I could write unit tests for that. To check that box. This isn’t testing, this is rank compulsive idiocy.

Before I got around to this lunacy they made me do pair programming and I quit the job in disgust. I won’t work for such incompetents ever again, and after a satisfying 15 months at another company I have worked solo from home ever since.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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