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Inspired by a Tweet from Jason Gorman I had to look up the definition of professionalism in my MacBook Pro. Amazingly I found the following:

the competence or skill expected of a professional : the key to quality and efficiency is professionalism.
• the practicing of an activity, esp. a sport, by professional rather than amateur players : the trend toward professionalism.

Let’s discuss this in the light of testing and Software Craftsmanship.

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Craftsmanship and Quality

Currently there is a thread ongoing on the XP mailing list. Based on a rant from Nick Robinson, the discussion started about programmers that take pride in their work as opposed to programmers that just do that coding stuff. Today, Kurt Häusler wrote a reply in which he states his experience. You should go and read it – now – the initial rant from Robinson is in there, too. I’ll wait here for you to come back.

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