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    30 Days of TDD: Day Two – A Review of Object Oriented Principles

    September 11, 2013 Share
    In today’s post I’ll be doing a quick review of principals of Object Oriented Programming (OOP). This post will help frame future posts in this series by ensuring that we are all on the same page in terms of our understanding of software development. Even if you are seasoned developer I recommend that you at least read the section on Polymorphism and Interfaces as these topics are widely misunderstood and are crucial to building good TDD practices.

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    Lookin' for Tests in all the Wrong Places

    September 11, 2013 Share
    Greetings, fellow testers. Last week I was asked a question about testing output, specifically if I could help with an example of a test verifying that a list in an application has been properly sorted. This is actually a fairly common question, and is one that we cover in our documentation. I mention it here for two reasons. In part to point out the example code section of Test Studio's online documentation, but mostly because the documented example is correct but in my opinion it’s only half of the story – the second half. The first thing I’d recommend is ...
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    30 Days of TDD: Day One – What is TDD and Why Should I Use It?

    September 09, 2013 Share
    Welcome to the inaugural post in this “30 Days of TDD” series. If you’ve never done Test Driven Development or aren’t even sure what this "crazy TDD stuff” is all about than this is the series for you. Over the next 30 days this series of posts take you from “I can spell TDD” to being able to consider yourself a “functional” TDD developer. Of course TDD is a very deep topic and truly mastering it will take quite a bit of time, but the rewards are well worth it. Along the way I’ll be showing you how tools like JustCode and JustMock can help you in your practice of TDD.
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    A Tester’s Place in an Agile World

    September 05, 2013 Share
    Agile, agile, agile. In the software development world, the word’s becoming impossible to ignore. Every day sees another dev team decide to "go Agile," and technology research and advisory companies are placing "agile development practices" as one of the four key components in their analysis.  Often, this leaves testers and managers in a traditional "QA" department looking around wondering just what their new role will be. Right after "Agile means no documentation," one of the next most-frequently seen myths is that Agile teams only need to include a product owner and some developers — no testers required — the developers ...
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    Project Scope, Schedule, Resources – Pick Two

    September 03, 2013 Share
    In a perfect world we could have anything we want. And that goes with our professional perfect world as well. And in terms of project management, that would mean we could pick what we manage, when we manage, who we manage, what customers we manage projects for, how we manage, what processes we follow and to whom we report project information. Total freedom. As an independent consultant, you get some of those freedoms, but you are still accountable and if you think otherwise, then you’ll soon find yourself with lots of time on your hands and no clients to perform ...