Luke Francl Explains Why Testing Is Overrated

Posted in Development, Testing, Project Management, Conferences on February 21, 2009

Luke Francl Explains Why Testing Is Overrated

In this interview filmed during RubyFringe 2008, Luke Francl explains his position towards testing. While supporting unit testing, he thinks testing is not going to reveal all application defects. Development teams should also practice code reviews and usability tests which are likely to discover bugs not visible though other methods.

Luke Francl is a developer at Slantwise Design ( and sometimes tech writer. Luke is a frequent presenter at the Ruby Users of Minnesota, and has also presented at CodeCon, MinneBar, Ostrava on Rails, and acts_as_conference. He blogs at Rail Spikes ( and Just Looking (

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Tags: Ruby, Testing, Interview, Agile, InfoQ, Software Testing, Delivering Quality, RubyFringe, Defects, Code Reviews