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comment I am making 4-5x more story points than average, but producing bugs at half the rate. Graphs say it's 2x more bugs, how to deal with that?
How much time do you spend writing tests vs. writing production code?
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comment Tips or techniques to use when you don't know how to code something?
@AndresF.: I may be using the term a bit loosely. I'm mainly thinking of the aspect of creating small automated test cases in parallel with the code being developed, as opposed to trying to get the code right before testing or only doing manual testing.
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comment Tips or techniques to use when you don't know how to code something?
@AndresF.: That may be true. I didn't get the impression from the OP that these were hard algorithmic problems though. It seemed to be related to the various bits of logic that come up in user interfaces, which often have pretty trivial solutions but are easy to get wrong. That may not be OPs actual situation. I would say though that even for hard algorithmic problems, working up test cases can be a huge benefit to understanding, and making code testable inherently involves breaking it into smaller and more manageable pieces.
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comment Tips or techniques to use when you don't know how to code something?
@AndresF.: It definitely is an interesting example. I think the issue here though is "blindly". I think you always want to step back and take a look at how your code is evolving to gain some insight into the problem. I've had many times where I wasn't able to see a general solution at first, but after looking at how to solve a few simple test cases, the more general solution became clear.
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