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The Story of a Hope-Driven Developer

May 19th, 2008 2 comments

A fictitious story about a fictitious “hope-driven” developer… In a sense, it’s fictitious because there’s probably no one single coder exposes all these behaviors of being hope-driven. On the other hand, it’s not hard to find one who frequently displays one or more of these behaviors. Anyway, let’s now travel into the mind of our fictitious hope-driven fellow…



I am a hope-driven developer. I am superior and productive. I love coding and I’m different from others.

Unlike others, I don’t write unit test for my code. I hope my code will work right because I’m so good at coding. Even in the rare cases when it doesn’t, the QA team should be able to catch the defects easily and I will immediately know what happen to make necessary fixes. I hope I will never have to touch most of the already written code again and if I don’t have to revisit it, what would unit tests help anyway?
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