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Good Bye TDD
Have you seen the new buzz phrase for TDD? Pretty much, they just changed the name from Test Driven Development, to Behavior Driven Development. It's an NLP experiment that I'm looking forward to seeing fleshed out. Long story short, the problem with TDD is the word "Test"... *WAY* too much baggage, and charge on that one single word. Consider: "Testing your code is a good if you're a new programmer" "Our department does testing at the end of a project ... if there's time" "I'm a developer, I don't ......

Posted On Friday, June 15, 2007 12:44 PM

Alex, I'll take "Google Key Words" for 1000
We've got a custom control that consists of 2 radio buttons, a "normal button", and a text box, all on a single line. Internal to the control, I have all 4 of member controls lined up so that all the text is on one line. So far, so good. Except for one thing. When I put my control on my form, I can not get the text on my form to line up with the text on my label, and I end up manually futzing it into something that resembles "it's place". Where are my alignment functions? I guess it's off to google. ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:23 AM

Forget TCO, what it your applications "Current Cost of Development"?
I came across an article last night, discussing the value of agile engineering practices (continuous integration, paired programming, one touch deployment, and test driven design). In this article, the author discussed how much it costs a company (on average) to fix one bug that has escaped out to production. The company in question had come up with the number $12,605. The article did not fully break out where that $12,605 dollar figure was coming from, but I’m assuming it was calculated in one of ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:42 PM

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