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Discussion on: How to convince my colleagues about the importance of automated testing

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Alexey Voinov

It's relatively easy to convince people that testing is important. It's much harder to convince them to actually write tests. That's the problem. :( And it is even harder to convince developers, that unit testing is their job, even when there are dedicated QAs in a team. And the next step is actually to teach the to write correct unit tests, because if done incorrectly, you will be the one to blame for the failure of "unit testing", even if it is not you, who did the wrong thing.

So I wish you good luck. That's very thorny way, but it is a right way.

(I'm on a "teaching" stage myself. :) )