Guest View: Why developers shouldn’t perform software testing

July 6, 2015

It may sound counter-intuitive to say that developers shouldn’t perform testing on the products they produce. After all, who knows a site or app better than those who created it? Aren’t developers exactly the people who should be testing software, given that they put it together and know how it’s supposed to work?

It’s this common-sense assumption that lies behind the idea that developers should assist test teams with strategies like unit testing—if they’re not taking complete responsibility for testing themselves.

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