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    The lighter side of software development

    Subject: 3.5. Do I really need to test my software?

    No, you do not. There are alternatives, as this quote demonstrates:

    New York, NJ, Sept.24 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Software (PETS) announced today that seven more software companies have been added to the group's "watch list" of companies that regularly practice software testing.

    "There is no need for software to be mistreated in this was so that companies like these can market new products," said Ken Granola, spokesperson for PETS. "Alternative methods of testing these products are available."

    According to PETS, these companies force software to undergo lengthly and arduous tests, often without rest for hours or days at a time. Employees are assigned to "break" the software by any means necessary, and inside sources report that they often joke about "torturing" the software.

    "It's no joke," said Granola. "Innocent programs, from the day they are compiled, are cooped up in tiny rooms and 'crashed' for hours on end. They spend their whole lives on dirty, ill- maintained computers, and are unceremoniously deleted when they're not needed anymore."

    Granola said the software is kept in unsanitary conditions and is infested with bugs.

    "We know alternatives to this horror exist," he said, citing industry giant Microsoft Corp. as a company that has become extremely successful without resorting to software testing.

    If anyone has an accurate attribution for the above quote, I would like to include it here. (From http://aegis.sourceforge.net/aegis-4.16.faq )

    Its amazing what you find when you are looking for something else!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    "We know alternatives to this horror exist," he said, citing industry giant Microsoft Corp. as a company that has become extremely successful without resorting to software testing.
    There's no panic like the panic you momentarily feel when you've got
    your hand or head stuck in something

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    Good!
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