Lauren wanted to visit her Mum on the farm for a few days before Christmas.
The world is well into its pre-Christmas slowdown and
I’m coding away on Zeppelin these days, which doesn’t require much Net
access, so I said OK.
So I’m sitting in front of NetBeans except when I’m out pushing the kid’s sled
down the hill or visiting with the cows.
Zeppelin, like most software, has lots of layers,
and I haven’t fiddled with the bottom-layer APIs for a while.
Except for I did, added this trivial little method that Couldn’t Possibly Go
Wrong, but (arrrrgh) no JUnit test to be sure.
Which cost me the best part of a day of debugging a completely
incomprehensible application full stop because down at the bottom level there
args instead of
To all those who sat in rooms at one point or another this last couple of
years and listened to me drone on in a superior tone of voice about the
extreme importance and Karmic excellence of unit testing, you are now entitled
to one large snicker in my general direction.