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Failing builds, the sound of silence

I'm sure that everyone has heard the riddle 'If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?'.  This riddle is all about observation and knowledge of reality. 

Well, I have a riddle for software teams following TDD. 

'If a build fails and no-one fixes it, did it actually fail?'

 

Till next time,


Posted 11-07-2007 7:00 AM by Derik Whittaker
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Mladen wrote re: Failing builds, the sound of silence
on 11-07-2007 8:51 AM

Of course it didn't fail.

it just started a new cycle of non-fixing life  :)

Eber Irigoyen wrote re: Failing builds, the sound of silence
on 11-07-2007 6:56 PM

mm... that would correspond more to "if a tree falls in a forest and no one picks it up, did it actually fall?"

I would translate it more to a

"if you find a bug in your app, and no one notices (doesn't affect anyone) it, is it actually a bug?"

Derik Whittaker wrote re: Failing builds, the sound of silence
on 11-07-2007 8:32 PM

@Eber,

No, it is not a bug.  At that point it would be called an undocumented, undiscovered feature.

pAExMhuWUwfrgAKqLeL wrote re: Failing builds, the sound of silence
on 04-13-2009 9:07 PM

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