Writing end-to-end automated tests. They are important, but I don’t like to write them. Just thinking about setting up a system all ready for testing just a single test case, then cleaning up after it. Trying to think about all the things that can go wrong and can stop the build, because some environmental god
Since this is my blog, I get to showcase things I’ve also written outside it. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mind. Of course, I’m keeping a list of (almost) everything I’ve written under the Publications page. But here are my latest. On the Typemock blog: My first TDD experience A brief history of continuous integration Icy
My new post on the Typemock blog is up, called “Tinkering About”. It’s a short rant about configuration, fiddling and tinkering, specifically in continuous integration systems. I really wish a fairy would just make it all go away.
“What gets measured, gets done”. We all know this. By the way, did you notice that it says: “done”, not “done well”? We like metrics, because we base decisions on them. If we didn’t have them, then we would just be guessing. Yet sometimes, metrics deceive us. Well not exactly, it’s our interpretation of them
I’ve recently posted on the Typemock blog on test organization, and gave an example of how organizing Outlook folders is not as effective as dumping everything in one bin and using “Search”. Here’s a quote (from myself, by myself): The search box finds things much quicker. There’s also a penalty in the filing system. For
Here’s a short, incomplete list of my upcoming public speaking engagements. When I know, you’ll know. I’ll be speaking at the Agile Development Practices East Conference on Wednesday November 9th, at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida. My talk is about “8 Principles for Better Unit Testing”. I’ll be at the conference area throughout Wednesday