Is it ever ok to delay writing tests?

We always write tests, and can't imagine working without them. But is there ever a time where it might make sense to delay writing some tests until later in the project? Let us tell you a story about a recent project where we made that decision.

  • (00:00) - Our secret podcast agenda
  • (01:00) - Project setup
  • (02:30) - Tests are good, but they do add time
  • (03:15) - Some ambiguity on "is this what the user needs/wants?"
  • (06:00) - Discussing the decision to delay tests as a team
  • (07:15) - Conclusion - it's the audience, not the timeline
  • (08:10) - Side benefit of knowledge sharing
  • (09:15) - Silly bit

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