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Is unit testing about testing?

Sep
30

Well, yes, but not entirely. The reality is that if test driven development is being followed a significant number of the tests will be of questionable value in that they are likely to test the obvious. Some code just isn't all that risky. However testing isn't entirely about testing, it is as much about process and enforcement. If you are using test driven development then you are being forced to think about your design in detail, you are also forced to keep your code testable which implies less coupling.

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Google+

Jul
19

Having had a play with Google+ for a couple of weeks I like it. I can't bear Facebook, its user interface is too cluttered and I have never really got in to it. I also dislike all of those game generated status messages which clog up the works.

If Google can keep plus clean as they add features then I believe that they could do very well with the techie crowd and from there plus might spill over to their less techie friends. Having said all that there is a lot of inertia keeping people on Facebook.

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A great reason not to buy proprietary systems

Apr
20

The Guardian reports that the iPhone keeps a record of everywhere you go. Your location is regularly recorded into a file which is then transfered to your computer when the phone is synced. I am so glad I chose an Android phone. With Android I can be sure that the phone isn't doing this type of thing becuase the code is open source and someone would have found functionality like this long ago.

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What's all this about?

Apr
13

I have decided to start a blog. Photography, Drupal and version control systems (Subversion and git) will get mentions among lots of other subjects.

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