Dann Corbit wrote:
> Let me rephrase it:
> "Only a  cohesive, organized testing effort can result in a product that
> is proven reliable."
> Without such an effort, it is only an educated guess as to whether the
> product is reliable or not.  The data is the most valuable software
> component in an organization.  It is worth more than the hardware and it
> is worth more than the software.  If you are going to trust one billion
> dollars worth of corporate data on a software system, you ought to
> ensure that the system has been carefully tested.  I don't think that is
> just an opinion.  It's simply common sense.

True, it is an "educated guess", but it turns out our educated guess
method produces more reliable code than the exhaustive testing method,
so though there isn't as much of a _feeling_ of confidence, there is a
_result_ of more reliability.

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