notes and rants

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August, 2006

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    Functional testing on a budget?

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    Most everyone knows that these days, most Microsoft testers can write code. Let me rephrase that (for clarity - not because my backspace key is broken). Most software testers at MS write code at least as well as their development counterparts. I could...
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    The pain of the loss of a hard drive

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    Last week, the hard drive on my four month old thinkpad died. I've used nothing but thinkpads for nearly five years now, and this is the first problem I've had, so I'm hoping it was just a fluke. For most people, when a drive dies it's a time of high...
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    Live Writer

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    I had doubts about live writer working with community server, but it looks like it works. I'm also going to see how well live writer edits existing posts, so I apologize in advance for making edits to this post. It seems to do most of what I need. It...
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    Another test pattern template

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    I’ve been toying with the idea of a simpler pattern for test case design. My goal in this thought process is to find a way for good testers to formalize the techniques they use as test patterns in a manner that allows them to quickly document a pattern...
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    Alan’s stupid powershell tricks #1

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    I mentioned last week that I am becoming a big fan of powershell , and that I think it is making me more productive. So, when powershell’s architect replied to my post with a request for examples, I figured the least I could do was post once in a while...
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    Patterns for Test

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    I want to get back to my thoughts on patterns as a test design technique. There’s a lot to be learned conceptually from the design pattern world. The design pattern template as defined by “the gang of four” in Design Patterns includes the following criteria...
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    Pens and Microphones

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    Last week I was home taking care of a few random work issues after dinner. I was wrapping up, and, as I usually do before I go to bed, logged into my hotmail account to clean up the daily deluge of email (I use my hotmail account primarily for non-work...
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    A shell only a geek could love

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    There’s a bunch of stuff not about testing that I wanted to share or comment on. This is the first of two or three or four non-testing posts on my mind. I recently installed Powershell (formerly known as monad). I played with the betas, but never...
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    Catch up...catsup...ketchup...?

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    Not that there's anyone eagerly anticipating my next entry, but anytime I don't blog for a while, you can safely assume that my day job is taking all of my time. The good news is that I have a lot to get off of my chest, so I'll be getting some writing...
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