Software Practices

VSH15 Unit Testing Makes Me Faster: Convincing Your Boss, Your Co-Workers, and Yourself


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Jeremy Clark

Developer Educator

Bosses hate unit testing. They see it as code that doesn't contribute to the final product. But here's the truth&mdashunit testing makes you faster. This session will look at specific examples of how unit tests save time in the development process, whether you're creating UI-based applications or server-side libraries. With this in hand, you can show your boss how testing makes us faster and lets us move forward confidently and quickly.

You will learn:

  • How unit tests improve the speed of development of UI-based applications -- particularly workflows
  • How unit tests can improve the speed of development of APIs and libraries
  • That one of the side effects of unit testing is to create more maintainable code