I had a good laugh over this tweet yesterday when I read -1 beers. After all, who the hell orders negative beers?

But as I thought more about the tweet, it struck a chord with me.

While the tweet was meant as a joke, it pointed out the fact that we, as developers, have to ruthlessly test our software and assume that users:

  1. Have no idea how to use our software
  2. Are intentionally trying to melt our servers

Tech User

Example: Uploading 1700+ Images at Once

As a developer, I would seriously doubt that anyone would ever want to upload 1700+ images at once through a web interface.

But, as a user, I found myself doing exactly that today after I found out that cloud drive has unlimited free photo storage for prime users!

Amazon Cloud Drive Upload

Takeaway

For me, this Tweet served as a reminder that I should test my code not only how it should be used, but how it might be used.

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