Steve Rowe's Blog

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

February, 2009

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    10 Papers Every Programmer Should Read

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    I’m always on the lookout for good reading material.  Michael Feathers over at ObjectMentor has served up a great post entitled 10 Papers Every Programmer Should Read .  I intend to.
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    Now, Discover Your Strengths

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    This is the title of the follow-up to First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham.  The first book was brilliant and really challenged the way we think about what makes someone successful at their job.  Now, Discover Your Strengths attempts...
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    Check Out Stack Overflow

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    I’ve recently become quite addicted to the website stackoverflow.com .  It is a joint venture between Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky .  There is an accompanying podcast if you want to hear about the creation process.  The site itself is a...
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    Why We Conduct Bug Bashes

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    My team recently finished what we call a “ bug bash .”  That is, a period of time where we tell all of the test developers to put down their compilers and simply play with the product.  Usually a bug bash lasts a few days.  This particular...
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    Managing Humans

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    I just finished reading Managing Humans by Michael Lopp, aka Rands in Repose .  Michael is a 15-year veteran manager from Silicon Valley.  He’s worked for such notable companies as Netscape and Borland.  He has a lot of good advice based...
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