Steve Rowe's Blog

Ruminations on Computing - Programming, Test Development, Management and More

January, 2005

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    Too Much Test Automation?

    There was a time when testing software was synonymous with manual testing. Now with the rise of test development and the advent of unit testing, automation is becoming more and more prevalent. Test automation has many benefits but it is not a silver bullet...
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    Language Choices

    It has been asked several times which language is better for a test developer at Microsoft, C# or C++? The answer really depends on what group you will be working in. Different groups require different skills. It is my perception that C++ is by far the...
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    Disclaimer - Please Read

    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. This site contains my personal opinions and does not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of my employer, Microsoft Corporation. The thoughts and opinions expressed herein are...
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    Three Reasons To Consider Being a Test Developer

    When it comes to careers in the world of software most people think of programmers or what are more formally known as developers. Developers are the people who write the software which is consequently sold or utilized by the organization. I’ll call them...
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    So You Want to Be a Test Developer

    So you have an interest in becoming a test developer, eh? You’ve come to the right place. In this paper I will lay out what I think is the best path to take to becoming a test developer or really any sort of developer. Test developers are really just...
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    Advice for CS Students

    Joel Spolsky (of JoelOnSoftware fame) is well-spoken and often has a lot of good advice for programmers. This recent essay gives advice to college students on what to study. His advice consists of: Learn how to write before graduating. Learn C before...
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