Best practice, or just okay practice?

This article gives my thoughts on an important debate taking place within the testing community about the merits of “best practice”. I explain why it is a misleading and potentially dangerous term.

I intended to leave the matter at that, but I was challenged in a comment by Suresh Nageswaran that “best practice” is an important form of protection for clients and users. Thinking back on my own experience I reflected that this wasn’t the case, and I decided to write a second article explaining why I’ve found the idea of “best practice” unhelpful.

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