You build a cable, following each instruction exactly. The result is a masterpiece of wires, components, and connectors. You can’t wait to ship the cable off where it will be used to launch a satellite or power medical equipment. Before that can happen though, you must perform cable testing and your cable must pass a test.
Why bother testing? You know you built the cable correctly. Cable testing is just going to take more time. Fixturing will have to be built; Software must be programmed. Then what if it fails? You’ll have to find the reason for the failure, and it could take days or even weeks. Wouldn’t it save everyone a headache if you just sent off the cable and ticked that project off your list?
It certainly might feel easier not to test, but the truth is cable testing performs an important function in the build process. If you don’t test, you might not catch that fatal error that could wreck both your cable and your business.
Instead of thinking of testing as a chore, think of it as a blessing. With a more positive attitude, testing won’t seem as unnecessary.