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March, 2006

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    SDWest: Behavior Driven Development

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    This morning I'm learning about Behavior Driven Development (BDD) from Dave Astels . At its core, BDD is just Test Driven Development (TDD) with different syntax. TDD relies on unit testing frameworks, and everything you do references testing: Your...
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    Reading List

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    Apoorva suggests, "[H]ow about linking to any other test/dev blogs/sites/resources that you frequent, or feel would do good for beginners/seasoned testers as a read." I'll do this in three parts: books permanently on my bookshelf, key blogs I track...
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    Testing For Developers Illustrated

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    I have received numerous requests for examples of how to use my Testing For Developers checklist. So here y'all go! First off, and I know I didn't put this on the checklist, but peruse your way through James Whittaker's How To Break Software . This...
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    SDWest: Agility And Architecture

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    Yesterday and today have been jam-packed with interesting sessions. The best of the bunch by far, though, was the roundtable discussion on agility and architecture Bob Martin led this afternoon. I'm still trying to decide whether SD was incredibly...
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    Who Says A Tester Has To Test?

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    Sometimes the right test to write is no test at all. One of my features is clipboard support - cut-copy-paste for all of Sparkle . In my initial test case brainstorming session I came up with 450 test cases - and that was just for the mainline path...
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    SD, Here I Come!

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    I'll be at SDWest next week stuffing my brain full of learning until it hurts. If you're going to be there too, let me know and let's meet up!
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    Please Pardon The Mess...

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    Thanks to pokes from Sherman and Anutthara I've added categories to all my posts. Unfortunately this involves republishing them, so y'all's newsreaders are in for rather a bit of work I'm afraid; sorry about that!
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    SDWest: Cost Effective Test Automation Strategies

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    First up today was Linda Hayes talking about Cost Effective Test Automation Strategies. She grabbed my attention right off the bat by making clear that test automation is not about reducing your test staffing but rather about your leveraging testing resources...
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