Software Quality

February 22, 2011

Making testing more effective – and architecture

Filed under: Practices, Testing — David Allen @ 7:53 pm

If you are interested in testing and architecture, I recommend a brief article published today by the SEI (Feb 22, 2011).  But I was disappointed to see a glaring omission from their ideas.

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February 13, 2011

Diana and Actaeon – Actaeon played by a programmer on support duty

Filed under: Case Study, Testing — David Allen @ 6:48 pm

I went to the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts with my friends today, and saw some amazing examples of art from the 14th and 15h centuries .  We saw an exhibition of Venetian art Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, and another The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy.

Afterwards, I was talking with one of my companions, who is a programmer. Last week was hard on him because he is on call as part of a rotation that comes to him once every three months. It was his turn to support production application issues.   He was essentially up all night – Barbaric!   (more…)

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