Software Test Engineering @ Microsoft

Perspectives from Microsoft STEs

June, 2004

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    Encarta 2005 RTM

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    Have you ever read Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine ? I had the chance to read it for a freshman year college course. I found it to be one of the most compelling books I'd read in my life. It details the journey of Data General engineers devoting...
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    Answering Questions

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    Matt asked a lot of good questions in the comments about yesterdays post on the automation tools I wrote last week. Instead of answering in comments, I thought I'd just write a whole new post. First: Disregarding implementation details, how would...
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    Two Testing Apps

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    Last week I expressed my love for .Net. I figure this week I should talk about what I was doing that caused those amorous feelings. Recall that my team is in the early stages of development. We're working on an existing application (Office shared code...
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    I Love .Net

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    Wow, that's a ridiculous title. I sound like I drank the kool-aide. I guess I have, but I should give some background. Like many test coders, I'm not interested in writing robust applications. That's one of the main reasons I'm a tester. Yeah, I have...
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    The Limitations and Purpose of Testing

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    I was walking around the hallways yesterday and walked by the office of one of the test leads on my team. He has a piece of paper in his window that says: Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like trying to lose...
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