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Rants, opinions, and other stuff I find interesting.

About that first test…

Tweet Yesterday, I was having a discussion with a young, bright, aspiring developer about code, and the subject of tests came up. In the Ruby community these days, the assumption is that everyone tests their apps, so our conversation evolved to the actual testing practice. I appreciate the many approaches to testing, so I started quizzing him about his process.…

Just enough testing

Tweet It’s happening again: An extremely successful software developer with a very large following lists his rules for success, and people jump for joy at the occasion, and use that list to justify their practices. That sounds great, doesn’t it? While reading, Testing like the TSA, I found myself nodding in agreement with what most David was suggesting. I didn’t…

Why people don’t ask for advice

Tweet I’ve been writing code in some form or another for over 20 years now. In that time, I’ve explored quite a few different languages and problem domains. The great thing about software development, is that there are more problems to solve than any developer or set of hundreds of developers could solve. Lately, I’ve been exploring a new problem…