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December 19, 2013

Testing Behavior, Not Just Results

When you were a student, did you ever lose partial credit for an exam question that you answered correctly because you did so for the wrong reason? Or because you didn't show your work? Hold that thought.

January 08, 2013

New Year's Resolution: No More Bugs

Someone once told me that my job (and all my colleagues) should be eventually eliminated because they were an unnecessary expense. Instead, he said, it would be cheaper to never have any failures.

December 13, 2012

Debugging by Hypothesis

There's a technical term for people who claim that their programs don't compile because of a compiler failure rather than a bug in their own programs: arrogant.


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Addressing the Corruption of Agile

Of the many responses to my editorial on the corruption of Agile, two that disagreed stand out.

Dave Thomas Interview: The Corruption of Agile; Ruby and Elixir; Katas and More

The pragmatic programmer who popularized Ruby and katas and was an original signatory of the Agile Manifesto discusses what's wrong with Agile, why he thinks Elixir is the next killer language, and how to design your own programming challenges.

Unit Testing with Python

Python has substantial resources to enable unit testing

The Most Underused Compiler Switches in Visual C++

Microsoft's Visual C++ team explains the nine most underused switches and why you should make sure to include them in your build.

Is goto Still Considered Harmful?

Apple's recent security bug was traced to a spurious goto. But that still doesn't resolve the debate over its use.

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SmartBear Aims To Tame Undocumented REST APIs

SoapUI Pro 5.0 gets undocumented APIs under test

Skytap Dev and Test on Amazon Web Services

Test software in environments that mirror AWS production

HP Mobile Developer Suite Charges Up

Automated test for a range of real devices, in real locations

Visual Logic Anti-Defect Design Tool

Agile Designer targets "requirement ambiguities," the nasty kind

Build Your Own Testing UI

Seapine launches new unified TestTrack web client

Bow To Your API Sensei!

API Testing Dojo is a tool-agnostic resource on everything API

Testing Defects At Night Is Nicer

NT OBJECTives updates NTOSpider to integrate with Selenium

Real Testing Must Have "Depth" Of Data

Quality and performance test for mobile apps and website in pre-release state

Worksoft Integrates with JIRA

Cloud-based ALM for defect and bug tracking

Can We Make Redundant Debugging Redundant?

Typemock Releases Isolator V7.4.3

Events of Interest

April 11-12. Bangalore, India. Dr. Dobb's Conference

April 14-15. Pune, India. Dr. Dobb's Conference

April 14-17. San Francisco, CA. Red Hat Summit 2014

May 7-8. Santa Clara, CA. Internet of Things Developers Conference

May 7-8. Santa Clara, CA. Multicore Developers Conference

May 12-16. Atlanta, GA. OpenStack Summit

May 21-23. Menlo Park, CA. DConf 2014

May-June. Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester, Scotland. The UK Device Developers' Conference series

June 9-10. Stockholm, Sweden. Erlang User Conference

July 7-10. Berlin, Germany. UberConf Europe Java Ecosystem conference

July 28-August 1. Orlando, FL. Agile2014 Orlando

September 23-24. San Francisco, CA. Designers of Things Conference

November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference

Videos of Past Events

September 2013. JavaOne

September 2013. SpringOne 2GX

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference

May 2013. Google I/O

March 2013. GPU Technology Conference

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

September 2012. Intel Developer Forum

August 2012. VMWorld

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit