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Jul
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comment Are programmers bad testers?
No one is aware of any research or data on this issue?
Jul
1
comment Are programmers bad testers?
I think this answer hit the nail on the head when it points out that "If you've written the code, you (should) have already thought of as many ways as possible that things could go wrong, and have dealt with them."
Jun
29
comment Are programmers bad testers?
I actually agree, but what I want to know is what evidence there is to say that this is true most of the time and for most developers. If I want to give general advice to people that developers make bad testers (or even bad testers of their own code), then I should have evidence for that assertion beyond my own experience, if at all possible.
Jun
29
comment Are programmers bad testers?
Thanks for asking that. I updated my question to say what I consider testing to be. Basically, testing is stuff that happens after the software has been built and deployed, not during development (like unit testing) or as part of a development methodology (like peer review).
Jun
15
comment I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
This question is not about salaries. It is about whether or not the job of a programmer includes maintaining code, and if it's a reasonable expectation that it makes up 90% of the work of a programmer. The answer is definitely yes, programmers maintain code. If TiredProgrammer wants answers about management or salaries, he should ask about that.