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A letter you can copy/paste and send to your boss.
Our team has been working hard to make the product serve our customers the best we can. It's been a real challenge. One of our biggest problems is code quality. We let too many bugs slip into production. We care deeply about code quality and good user experience, but right now our testing strategy is basically "fix what the users complain about."
There are plenty of reasons for this, but the bottom line is we need to automate our code quality as much as possible. We can't halt development on product features, improvements, and bug fixes every time we do a release to manually ensure our code changes wont cause more regressions (and cost the company money). We need to leverage the technology available to increase our deploy confidence. And we need everyone on the team to be on the same page to be as productive as possible.
The author, Kent C. Dodds, is a highly respected member of the community and we use open source software that he has created and contributed to. He has deep knowledge of testing and has taught hundreds of thousands of software engineers. He's even the author and maintainer of some of the open source testing tools we plan to use.
– The team
P.S. There's a huge sale going on right now, and considering this is the end of the year and all, it's the perfect time to use the last bit of education budget you've got to get these licenses.