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April, 2006

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    My Job Is *Not* To Write Test Cases

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    "But my job is to write test cases!" my friend said, almost plaintively. We were discussing the huge amount of work we have to do and the not-nearly-enough time in which we have to do it. I was relating my strategy: get my developers to do all the testing...
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    The Book Of Bugs

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    [With apologies to the Monotones...] I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh WHO Who wrote the Book Of Bugs? Tell me, tell me, tell me Oh, who wrote the Book Of Bugs? I've got to know the answer; Musta been someone who loved to debug. Oh, I wonder,...
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    An Especially Bad Case Of Estimation Gone Awry

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    Last year a convenience store near my house burned down. After a very long time (the insurance took forever to come through I guess) the wreckage was cleared away and a new building started going up. The exterior walls were done in a flash but the rest...
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    Bug Whacking

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    The Microsoft campus has copious amounts of greenspace - great swards of grass, bushes and trees everywhere, and a large swath of forested wetlands. The wetlands are left mostly wild, but the rest of campus is kept meticulously groomed by a diligent band...
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    Now Serving: Daily(ish) Blogs

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    You may know that Dr. Dobb's Journal is launching a new portal site where experts in the industry blog about schtuff. What you probably don't know - unless you've been nosing around since they went live last week - is that they've asked *me* to be their...
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