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Janus Part 1: Looking Back 2011 (Rhythm of Testing)

On December 30, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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One of the benefits of taking four years of Latin is that you pick up all kinds of interesting things that many other folks may miss.  Then again, an awful lot of people don’t worry too much that “i.e.” is an abbreviation of “id est” or, “that is”…

Here Comes 2012 (Ron Pihlgren's Blog)

On December 30, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Has it really been more than 2 months since the last time I posted to this blog? I guess it has. As is my custom, I’ve been thinking about the past year and what I want to do differently in the upcoming year. The past year has been hectic. And yet, I’m not sure I […]

A testing challenge (Markus Gärtner)

On December 30, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Yesterday James Bach rumored around a link to a test case execution time calculator. Besides the fact that it’s complete non-sense to use such a thing for professional testing, I started to play around a bit. I ended up with … Continue reading

Exercise 40: Dictionaries, Oh Lovely Dictionaries: Learn Ruby the Hard Way: Practicum (TESTHEAD)

On December 30, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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All right! We’re getting into something that I’ve seen a lot in our data outputs on the console when I am debugging our applications, and I’ve long wondered what I was looking at. This exercise takes that on. This one is all about hashes. What’s a hash…

Opening Up New Possibilities (TESTHEAD)

On December 29, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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The Salvation Army Truck Came, and They Took the Beautiful Monster Away…sounds like the opening line of The Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town”.In a way, I feel a little misty today. While just a couple of days ago, I said I was fine with my de…

Rising From the Ashes or Finding Motivation in Disaster (Rhythm of Testing)

On December 29, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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This has been an interesting year.  There have been many fantastic things happen this year that at times it seemed like I was an observer, and not the one participating.  I’ve presented at more conferences this year than I attended any year b…

Chain… Keeps Goals Together (TESTHEAD)

On December 28, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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We’re homing in on the end of the year, and many are abuzz with the “New Years Resolution” virus. For those curious, I never make New Year’s Resolutions. Well, OK, I used to make them when I was younger, but I gave up when I realized that I was more ti…

“Say, how many books did you read this year?” (Markus Gärtner)

On December 28, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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At the beginning of November I attended a conference together with my boss Henning Wolf. While flying back to Hamburg, waiting for our plane, we talked about things, and I mentioned some lessons from a book that I was reading … Continue reading

Exercise 39: Doing Things To Arrays: Learn Ruby the Hard Way: Practicum (TESTHEAD)

On December 28, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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This time it’s back to the future, or more specifically, back to arrays and considering some of the things that we can do with them now that we have tools like loops to help us work with them.One of the things that arrays allow us to do is to “push” it…

"Break Throughs" Sometimes Require "Breaks With" (TESTHEAD)

On December 27, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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For the past decade plus, I have had a “beautiful monster” in what is effectively my home office. I say effectively because, in all reality, the Home office is really a place for a book case, a fold down futon/couch, my closet with my clothes and misce…

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