Steve Rowe's Blog

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

April, 2005

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    Black Box Testing

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    I attended a talk on campus yesterday discussing various aspects of testing. Part of the talk discussed the need for testers to become better versed in the formalities of testing. I'll leave that subject for another day. A portion of the talk, however...
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    Unix vs Windows

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    Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to take an Operating Systems class at a leading University. During that time, I have been once again confronted with the whole Unix (*nix, Linux, Mac OSX) versus Windows argument. It became quite apparent...
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    Western Digital Understands Warranties

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    I have a hard drive which seems to be going bad on me. It's a Western Digital SATA drive. So far, no data loss but the drive has a tendency to disappear after my computer has been on for a long time. It also tends to start making a clicking noise during...
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    Programming Languages

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    Interesting article this morning on CNet. It discusses language usage. Bjarne Stroustrup (the creator of C++) claims that C++ is not being overtaken by languages like C# and Java. He claims it is a matter of marketing. Java has marketing, C# has marketing...
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    It's not the idea

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    I had a chance this afternoon to see one of my favorite writers and thinks, George Gilder. He came to Microsoft to speak. Anyway, he said something very interesting. He stated than patents are not all that valuable because they are open. Usually having...
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