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June, 2004

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    Hallmarks of a Great Tester

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    If you ask me, I'll tell you a great tester Is devious A great tester has a streak of deviousness. Anyone can follow the lists of test cases that abundantly fill most books on testing. A great tester can move beyond these lists and dream up an endless...
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    Hallmarks of a Great Developer

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    If you ask me, I'll tell you a great developer Plans before coding A great developer takes the time to plan an approach before designing or coding. A great developer knows that the time required to do so will be more than paid back by the time saved...
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    Hallmarks of a Great SDE/T

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    All companies have a job ladder a person "climbs" as they progress through their career. Often this job ladder and a person's title are tied together. Microsoft separates the ladder (i.e., the responsibilities of and expectations for a person) and the...
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    True Stories In Test Automation

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    [The following is a true story. The feature has been changed to protect the unannounced, but the code and test progression is a near verbatim account of a coding session I had recently.] Say you are testing a timeline. Specifically, you are testing...
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    Kill those warts!

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    Rory is one of my favorite bloggers. Earlier this week he posted Die, Hungarian notation... Just *die* , which sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly. Jim Hyslop and Herb Sutter's (three years earlier) article Hungarian wartHogs is also a great read. ...
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    Speed Trap

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    My first experiences with programming were laboriously copying reams of mysterious incantations, codes, and passphrases from multivarious magazines and books, then running the results and hoping against hope that I hadn't made any mistakes. When something...
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    My boss is blogging

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    My boss, Adam Ulrich, has joined the blogging ranks. Go forth and read him posthaste ( http://blogs.msdn.com/adamu ) as he's a most interesting guy (how many people do you know who have spent ten years working in nuclear power plants?).
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    Weird But True

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    Weird Al Yankovic's song “Frank's 2000 Inch TV” is the perfect speed for jumping rope! Play it four times in a row and you've got yourself a great cardio workout!
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