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I am finally being allowed to do what I was hired to do...write automated tests.

I can hardly believe it.

We finally got the major project I was heading up to a point of completion that I could roll off and let someone else lead it. As a result, my boss decided now is the time to start the automation we've always wanted. I was told my time will be "50%" automation, and I know what that usually means, so let's see how it really turns out. I do know that I've done nothing but write code this week, building some pieces of some of our core applications. Pretty sweet.

A big thanks goes to my old buddies from an empolyer ago. They sent me function libraries I wrote while I worked there, and I am benefiting from some good refactoring on their part. I have, in turn, refactored their refactoring....which has produced some pretty cool stuff. Some vbscript methods to handle disaster recovery, and better browser management are a couple of the things I am getting together right now. Also, I am not being directed to keep the solution "tool-based". Since I am running the automation project, I can be as creative as I want to be. That opens all kinds of possibilities. Of course, a lot of how much I can do will depend on my management giving me time to build it right. I fear they will want it right now and I'll be forced to build crap. I am going to fight tooth and nail to avoid this, though.

So, for the first time ever, I come to work, put my headphones on, go head's down...and look up and it time to go home.

I don't know if this will last, but it has been a nice week.

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 8:12 AM | Back to top


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Hey man... I'm glad to hear things are improving for ya. We miss ya.
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Looking forward to some good posts about QTP
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Whoo Hoo! Go Theo! Hey BTW are you heading out to Charlotte Code Camp?
Left by Lou on Apr 25, 2008 3:57 PM

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Congrats Buddy! I'm glad to hear that at least one of us is getting use out of those libraries since I'm now up to my eyeballs in a MASSIVE manual test project. Feel free to let me know if you need anything more.

And what's this about improved code? Anything we could make use of?
Left by MES on Apr 30, 2008 1:01 PM

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