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Discussion on: Never test the real thing

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Frank Font

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on an interesting topic. Especially like how you relate TDD to driving a solution by starting with things to fix.

Not sure I would say no one simulates software before they build it, nor that everything else is simulated using software instead of matter. Cobbling prototypes with 3d printers or out of cardboard-ish stuff is a real thing even today.

Depending on the setting and the predilections of the people, there are many ways to simulate a software idea before building it. The ones that are easier to construct than the software itself make the most sense to try. And experimenting to get insight can be fun.