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February, 2004

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    When you don't have a spec, everything is a bug

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    How many of you regularly get a detailed and complete specification document before Dev starts coding and before Test starts testing? Raise your hands, please. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Heh. That's what I thought. My team takes a full month before each...
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    The Tester Song

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    If I had a theme song, this is what it would be: With apologies to Monty Python... [Fade in to a dev banging away on his keyboard muttering about linked lists and hash tables and third-order dependencies. A management type pokes his head in and tells...
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    New kid on the blogk

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    So I'm the newest Microsoftee alternately enlightening you, scaring you, and boring you to tears with the gory details of my daily life at Microsoft. I am a Test Technical Lead, which means I set the technical direction of my team: how do we automate...
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    Adventures in Tabletting

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    I've had a Motion Computing M1300 for seven months or so now, and I love it to pieces. I love the slate format, and the new Input Panel is 90%+ accurate recognizing my cursive "font" (one of three, and not my preferred one, but oh well). Six of these...
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