Software Testing Problems 5: Starting to Test Connected Applications

If no one has completely solved issues surrounding the testing of Web Sites or traditional Win32 applications then you can assume that there are problems abound testing applications that connect to either other networked applications or web services.   Advancements such as Indigo will only make these types of applications more prevalent moving forward so you’re…

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Writers Block and PDC

No, I haven’t gone dark because I flew down to PDC.  I’d probably have more to talk about if I did.  In truth, I’ve come across some writers block while trying to put my latest thoughts to digital paper.  That, and the GDN site seems to have been very flaky for me.   I do know…

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Another Awesome Testing Blog Started

A new member of my team has decided to start a blog to publish some of her thoughts.  Sara is an excellent tester and has been leading the charge in the developer division to make our products more accessible.  Her first entry is a must read for anyone who wants to make sure their software…

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A Copy File Macro turned Add-In and other random thoughts

 I’ve been working on a Macro that turned into an Add-In for VS that will do the same thing as “Copy Project” except it will let people copy only selected files instead of the “all or nothing” copy project command approach.  I wanted to have it done by Monday… so here is a link to…

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What could have been…

I’m boycotting the real World Series, but the one with the Cubs VS. Red Sox taking place in an alternate universe has been really entertaining.  Currently the Cubs are up three games to two, but the series is going back to Boston .    You can read about games 1-2 here and 3-4-5 here.  It’s…

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Building a Real Toolbox

I’ve never believed the Toolbox in VS had the right name.  It’s more of a component holder box.  I did some thinking recently on what a “Real Toolbox” would be for a developer.  I’d love to know if anyone would like something like this or if there are any adjustments you would make to these…

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Red Sox lose; Jimmy Fund wins

I blame the Red Sox manager for letting Pedro convince him he was good for another 3 batters that all ripped base hits to tie the game.  The Red Sox did lose and the tyranny of the Evil Empire that is the Yankees will continue for another year, but the evening was not a total…

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From your complaints… An update on the bugs filed

HTML/XML editor does not support incremental search in a read-only file. Still active, we are hoping to fix this.   Request for seperate font settings for Memory debugger toolwindow This has been fixed in recent Whidbey builds!   navigating to task list items in collapsed regions is annoying Still active. I hope we fix it….

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I feel bad for all the Cubs fans, but…

In 1918 the Red Sox won their last world series.  In 1920 the owner of the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees for 150k in cash in addition a 300k loan against the mortgage of Fenway park itself to the Yankees owners.  Since that time, in 83 years the Yankees have won 26…

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“Wha-What would you say you do here? “

I have to tell people I “work on Microsoft Word for people who build software”.  🙂 On a related note, if I want to show people what its like to work in software or at Microsoft I show them Office Space and Antitrust. josh

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