Testing against sentience.At Google, we face some unique technical challenges. For instance, we occasionally worry that this big ball of code we're working on will actually turn sentient. This week we've discussed two solutions, briefly.
Unit tests should run the Turing Test against code. If the nightly passes, kill it.
Or instead... unit tests should run CAPTCHAS.
Oh man, I like Ben's idea. If anyone has any sentience-flagging test patterns, we sure would appreciate your thoughts.