Tip: Don't rely on environment variables for critical decisions

I saw a mail this week asking how you can determine what bitness your process is running in, and one of the suggestions was to check for the PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW6432 environment variable. If that variable exists, you know you’re on 64 bit Windows in a 32 bit process. It’s likely that the questioner needs to know…

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The best laid plans...

I started this, as most do, with the best of intentions.  A long list of topics to discuss, potentially interesting things to say, and so forth.  Then, as is usual, life interrupted. So, I put forth the question to the proverbial teeming masses of the readership:  What do you want to know about testing performance? …

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