notes and rants

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June, 2006

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    More on testing for testers

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    I meant to follow up right away on the last post…but life and work got in the way. I wanted to explain a bit more about why I think testers writing unit testing is a good idea, but to get there, you’ll have to get through a few paragraphs – sorry. ...
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    Unit Testing and Testers

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    Don’t think for a second that I’m going to recommend that testers write unit tests for someone else’s code. Everyone knows that unit tests are best written by the author of the code – a point which I agree with 100%. Instead, I want to ask a question...
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    “Big names” in software testing (ummm… I mean consulting)?

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    Recently, I was talking to one of Microsoft’s Technical Fellows about senior engineering roles. He talked about the fact that senior engineers should know of the “big names” of the industry in their field, and that he knew of (or directly knew) the most...
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    What do you use code coverage for?

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    I have noticed that the act of measuring code coverage is pretty much standard (even outside of MS this is becoming true). If you are measuring code coverage, what are you trying to determine? Really – I want to know. Please answer. Since you haven...
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    Yet another bookshelf post (appendix)

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    Software engineers can’t survive only on engineering books. The books I recommended in the last two posts are all fantastic, and are a great reference for any serious tester…but you need more than tech knowledge if you want to be a good engineer. Even...
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    Yet another bookshelf post (part 2)

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    You know, I was so excited to get these bookshelf posts up before someone else posted a book list…but while catching up on a colleagues blog , I saw that he created a book post. Worse yet, we like the same damn books . However, I can’t stop something...
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    Yet another bookshelf post (part 1)

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    For “part 1” of this post, I’m not going to mention focus on great engineering books and leave books specific to testing for the next post. These are books that I think every engineer should read and re-read (In fact, I’ve read every book on this list...
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    Finally, a blog editor I really like

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    Since I started this blog a few years ago, I’ve gone through a few phases where I took some time to try to find a blog editor that fit my needs. My needs are pretty simple – all I really want is an editor where it’s easy to do any text formatting I want...
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    Yet another bookshelf post (prequel)

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    I’ve been meaning to post a recommended book list for at least a year now, but it seems that every time I’m about to write it, somebody else posts a list. “My” list probably isn’t like anyone else’s list, but I wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m creating...
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    Brightest and best - really

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    I seem to recall (meaning that I could be making this up) some sort of Microsoft recruiting phrase from years ago stating that Microsoft hired the “brightest and best”. Regardless of where it came from, the phrase has stuck in my head, and I usually repeat...
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