August 10th, 2009 | Published in Google Testing
Yes, I only posted 6 plagues. Congratulations for catching this purposeful omission! You wouldn't trust a developer who argues "this doesn't need to be tested" or "that function works like so" and you shouldn't trust me when I say there are 7 plagues. In the world of testing all assumptions must be scrutinized and it doesn't work until someone, namely a tester, verifies that it does!
Clearly this is an alert and education readership. But why assume even this statement is true? How about another test? Anyone feel like contributing the 7th plague?
I've actually received a few via email already and I have an idea of my own 7th. So email them to me at email@example.com and I'll post a few of the best, with attribution, on this blog. Maybe I can even scare up some Google SWAG or a copy of my latest book to the best one.
First come, first published.