Fix a bug / Write a unit test
One solid practice to have while coding is to fix a bug and at the same time write a unit test that would have uncovered it.
It is a sign of solid experience in software engineering.
The direct benefits are to avoid regressions for this bug, to ensure the fix is correct and to increase code coverage and the reliability of the test suite.
The indirect one is to promote a culture of quality and reliance on unit testing in the engineering team.
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