Steve Rowe's Blog

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

September, 2008

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    22,500 Paper Airplanes

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    Rainn Wilson (Dwight K. Schrute from the Office) was the MC at this year's Microsoft company meeting. Ever since they tore down the Kingdome, the meeting has taken place at SafeCo field. Sitting up in the 300-level seats, it is tempting to throw paper...
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    Test Suite Granularity Matters

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    I just read a very interesting research paper entitled, "The Impact of Test Suite Granularity on the Cost-Effectiveness of Regression Testing" by Gregg Rothermel et al.  In it the authors examine the impact of test suite granularity on...
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    This Blog Makes Top 100 Software Development Management Blogs

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    Just barely, but I made the list .  It is determined by Technorati authority, Alexa rank, Google page rank, etc. Check out the list as there are a lot of interesting blogs on it.  The top 10 are: Nr Site 1 Joel on Software 2 Coding Horror 3...
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    Metallica's Death Magnetic Poorly Mastered

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    Metallica's new CD, Death Magnetic, is pretty good.  Certainly it is better than St. Anger although I suppose that's not setting the bar very high.  This CD is closer to And Justice For All than anything Metallica has done in the last decade...
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    Not Everyone Has the Same Definition of "Done"

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    Years ago I had an employee, let's call him Vanya (not the real name). He was struggling a bit so I was watching his work closely. Every week we discussed what he needed to get done the next week and what he had done the previous week. I kept a list of...
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    My PAX08 Experience

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    Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is an annual gaming convension in Seattle put on by the guys at Penny Arcade . It covers all aspects of gaming from consoles to PC games to roleplaying and tabletop games. It is big. Very big. 40,000 tickets pre-sold kind of big...
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