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by Cody on 2024-01-05

Software engineering

The Winter of Integration Tests

by Cody on 2023-01-04 filed under eng

Christmas can be an exciting time of year for engineers. Not only is there the sheer rush of finding out what's in figgy pudding, but things slow down enough that you can get ambitious in the codebase. If there's 1 time of year to attempt a major refactoring, it's Christmas. Meetings are few, concentration is high, and the codebase isn't shifting beneath your feet. I tried a major cleanup of my own several years back and learned a valuable lesson: don't trust humans. Ok, that's a little severe, but let me talk you though it.