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In contrast to all the other important test methodologies, "Test Like You Fly", or TLYF for short, emphasizes testing to find fundamental flaws in a system that will prevent it from performing the mission. Most testing methodologies strive to confirm that requirements - the input to our designs - are being met by the system as written.

Give me /events, not webhooks

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