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I finally took a serious look at simple-test, a unit testing framework for PHP. Its is an xUnit based framework, which mean it looks a lot like the things I did in VB.NET at my prior job.
The use of a unit-test framework gives me a lot of things, things I might have mentioned in this journal earlier and which might hear other of advocates of unit testing saying.
The last bullet is probably the most important, since I do not have the time to fool around too much, since time is money when you are a freelancer and eliminating fear really helps getting things moving.
Some guy at the YAPC::Europe in Belfast gave a lightning talk, where he quoted a more experienced co-worker who had said to him: "Never code in fear", inspired by this I am attempting to make this a rule of thumb in my business.
And I feel that things are improving...