We Want You to Write More Tests. Yes, You.

JAN 24, 2007
Post by Michelle Levesque, Google Software Engineer

Today we're unveiling the public release of "Testing on the Toilet": one of Google's little secrets that has helped us inspire our developers to write well-tested code. We regularly write flyers about everything from dependency injection to code coverage, and then plaster the bathrooms all over Google with each episode, almost 500 stalls worldwide.

We've decided to share this secret weapon with the rest of the world to spread our passion to other developers, and to provide a fun and easy way to educate yourself (and the rest of your company) about these important tricks and techniques.

We'll be posting episodes on the brand new Google Testing Blog on a regular basis and providing PDFs so you can print them out and put them up in your own bathrooms, hallways, kitchens, moon bases, secret underground fortresses, wherever. Send your photos and stories to TotT@google.com and let us know how Testing on the Toilet is received at your company.

And meanwhile, keep writing those tests.