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"Quality? Here, just read this..."
on 21 November 2017
Software coding then testing is my life:
At some point some manager will come by me and my team and interrupt us with "hey - so how is the quality of the application? Got many bugs?"
"Its all good!" I reply "in fact its the best quality".
"But how do you know?" he says.
"well" I sigh "me and my team learned all there is to know about quality. You see it's all here in this handy book"
I pass him the book I keep on my desk. It's always ready and waiting. Then hopefully someone chimes in reassuringly, "Yeah. Thats the best book about quality there is. We have all read it. Its the best and greatest. A very famous book"
"Yep, It's a great read about a guy maintaining his bike while driving it across the USA with his son explaining the concepts of quality.
"Yes, when you finish it you will understand all there is to producing quality code, quality applications, quality testing..." says someone else.
"You need to read it to understand where we are coming from" - I say backing them all up "Here borrow my copy."
"Oh right, I'll read it then" he says carefully examining the copy.
"Let me know when you finish it", I say "Then come back to us"
I have had to buy several copies over the years but, boy does it shut them up! Nobody ever came back to me. Nobody ever finished this book that I gave them. Instead the secret of quality is safe with Robert M Pirsig and this book. See how far you get into it before abandoning it...