27
May 06

Automating “All” Tests

Ron Jeffries:

“Sure, test automation is a good thing. But we can’t, and shouldn’t, automate them all. Why then, ask people to ‘automate all tests’?”


26
May 06

The YAGNI Development Assistant

Very Cool: The YAGNI Development Assistant.
Mising in both Visual Studio 2003 & Xcode 2.3.
(Via Jeremy D. Miller)


22
May 06

Programmers and Chefs

Jeff Atwood elaborates on Programmers and Chefs inspired by the Ron Jeffries’s quote I posted a few days ago.
As always, Jeff’s thoughts are a great read. Plus, to kind of push the kitchen analogy even further, it’s always great to come up with some vague idea for a meal and someone else is doing the hard work of actually cooking the meal (and cleaning the kitchen afterwards, of course).


21
May 06

Test automation capabilities

Another great quote by Ron Jeffries (this time picked up via MemoRanda):

“The only time not to automate a test ought to be if we are never going to want to run it again. But it isn’t. The more common time we don’t automate a test is because it would be ‘too hard’ to automate it. That is, however, not really a property of the test, though we like to put it that way. It’s really a property of our own test automation capability and tools.”


21
May 06

Welcome…

Uncle Bob.
Of course, you’re lucky because you don’t have one of those MacBook Pro emitting whining noises, featuring an LCD panel with brightness issues and having general excessive heat issues. But still, even with those issues, it’s still way better than anything else out there.


20
May 06

Spitzenklasse

Der ist wirklich gut.


20
May 06

Code Smells

An excellent collection of Code Smells by Coding Horror.


20
May 06

Usability

Creating passionate users:

Make the right things easy and the wrong things hard.


19
May 06

On Big Upfront Design

Ron Jeffries (taken from an interview with Bruce Eckel):

“The reason the kitchen is a mess is not because the kitchen is poorly designed, it is because we did not do the dishes after every meal.”


18
May 06

Hallmarks Of A Great Tester

Hallmarks Of A Great Tester – Great presentation by The Braidy Tester.
I also like the subtitle of his blog: Making developers cry since 1995.