This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) and have Tom Perry on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm posting this as a reminder of the benefits of coverage testing.
I've spent a lot of time on my LockManager class, tested it with 10 times as many threads as records and a 100 step manual test plan. It worked flawlessly, but I noticed while looking at the coverage stats that a 2 line piece of code was not being executed. I set up a test to ensure that code got run and found a subtle but deadly bug relating to a client crashing while it was waiting to aquire a lock. The fix involved moving one line of code in another method 3 lines lower.
I use the program Emma for coverage testing, its free, works well and is easy to use, it has a few bugs related to the use of System.exit, and I can't figure how to use the -D option to set headless mode, but otherwise seems quite solid.