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Stop Writing Tests For MVPs

I’ve attempted to work on a few side projects for close to a year now. The biggest roadblocks weren’t prototyping interfaces or hammering out user feedback. It was always around me attempting to debug and capture test cases that didn’t exist.

:pencil: by Jacky Alciné Jacky Alciné :book: an rants post :bookmark: testing , mvp , side project :clock7: written :eyeglasses: less than 1 minute, 143 words :link: Comments - 3 Mention(s) - Permalink

So I’ve recently soft-launched something. It’s far from complete. Actually, that version of the page is the fourth attempt. I definitely suffer from a bit of perfectionism but recently, I’ve really unlocked something when speaking with friends. Two of them, Iheanyi and Reggie really spelled it out for me: stop writing tests. This was specifically in the context of working on software that hasn’t even seen the public eye.

I kept writing test after test, mock after mock, for things I wasn’t 100% sure that I’d be using in production. That was the true kicker1; that I wasn’t even sure that what I was testing was even going to affect the user!

No more, I say! No MORE!

  1. This is also the true moral of this post.