Troubleshooting Test Data with String Decoder

I value static test data that is derived from historical failure indicators, or representative of typical end-users. But, of course a problem with static test data is that it only provides a limited set of all possible data, and becomes stale or provides little new information after multiple iterations of the test. So, I am…

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Random string generation…Update!

One of the biggest challenges in input testing is the sheer amount of potential characters and the virtually infinite number of permutations of those characters in different character positions in a string. Even if we know about the myriad of language scripts used throughout the world, manually generating characters from multiple language groups would be…

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Thinking about fly fishing…

I am an avid fly-fisherman, and I am spending a few of these last winter evenings tying flies in preparation for the new year. The lakes are still too cold so the trout are deep and lethargic, and many of the rivers are closed and too damn cold and swollen anyway. So, now is a…

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