Steve Rowe's Blog

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

February, 2006

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    Catching the Podcast Bug

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    With the new year, I decided to take advantage of my health club benefit. For the past couple of weeks, I've been going to the gym several times a week. It's been a few years since I last made a go of it. So far, I'm being more successful. Part of that...
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    Effective Text Editing

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    I ran across this article I thought I'd share: Seven habits of effective text editing . It's written by the author of VIM (Vi Improved) but the techniques apply to all good text editors. The techiques are: Move Around Quickly - Use the editor to jump...
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    Dependent Test Cases

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    As most of my blog posts do, this one stems from a conversation I had recently. The conversation revolved around whether all test cases should be independent or if it was acceptable to have one rely upon another. It is my contention that not only are...
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    Lisp and Ruby

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    I recently came across Paul Graham's essay, Beating the Averages where he talks glowingly about Lisp. It piqued my interest in this language. Another language I've been toying with learning is Ruby. Lisp is compiled (at least it can be) and Ruby is purely...
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    Friendly Reminder: Utilize Source Control

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    I just finished talking to someone who lost 1 1/2 weeks of work due to an inadvertent key stroke. It's not only hard drive failure that may get you. With hardware stability quite high these days, we sometimes feel invincible. It is easy to get complacent...
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    February Vista CTP Is Out

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    I won't be the first to mention it but I thought I would add my $0.02 about it. The February CTP release of Vista, build 5308 is now out. It should be available to you if you are a registered beta user. If you aren't, there are lots of reviews and lots...
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    HD-DVD Fighting Back

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    A few months ago, HD-DVD was written off by many. There were no exclusive studios and most vendors seemed to have joined the Blu-Ray camp. Then something changed. HP decided it would take a more neutral stance. Microsoft and Intel came out strongly backing...
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