Category Archives: quality

Why I Write Automated Tests For My Code

I started my journey of unit testing my code about 4 years ago… I had played with nunit prior to that, but I never understood the point and would delete my tests after I got them to pass… that was … Continue reading 

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A Response Concerning Semantics And Intention Revealing Code

My previous post talked about some code that was using a null value to cause certain behavior. The general idea behind the post was questioning how I should go about remodeling that part of my code so that it would … Continue reading 

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How We Do Things – Specification (Using the right tools)

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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How We Do Things – Testing Part 2

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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The Ultimate ‘Hello World’

So… my blog may be going dark for a while… I don’t think I’m going to have a lot of free time for at least a few weeks, due to the ultimate ‘Hello World’ baby girl that my wife delivered … Continue reading 

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How we do things – Preamble and Contents

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

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Quit Living in the Past – Practices Evolve

In 1846 it wasn’t a required practice for medical professionals to wash their hands or equipment when treating a patient. In 1847, Ignaz Semmelweis experimented and discovered that incidences of maternal death from Puerperal fever at Vienna General Hospital were … Continue reading 

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Well-constructed != Over-architected

Let’s imagine for a moment that we’re building a dog house for our beloved family pet. We want it to protect Rover from the elements, be a comfortable place for him to escape the sun and relax, and in general, … Continue reading 

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A Coworker’s Response To The Future Of The Boutique Software Shop

Sean Biefeld forwarded a link to Michael Feather’s Thoughts on the Future of the Boutique Software Shop earlier today and it sparked some interesting conversations at the office, via email. One response from a coworker (Robert O’Neil, who doesn’t have … Continue reading 

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How To Get Started With Selenium Core And ASP.NET MVC

About a year and a half ago, my team and I tried to get some WaitiN UI tests up and running. We got some basic tests working on our local machines after a while, but we were never able to … Continue reading 

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