A Beautiful Day For Unit Tests

Writing unit tests on Legacy Code is an adventure. Today I spent several hours doing that with two developers, Mark and Yelena. The system has a flow you are used to and when you write code you [...]

5 steps to get unit tests going

Once you start unit testing, you will find significant benefits to your design, throughput, quality and peace of mind. However it is not easy to start it in an organization that’s not used to it. [...]

3 steps towards better team work

Working with teams I sometimes feel that teamwork is similar to the weather: everybody talks about it but not much is done. When I talk about teamwork I mean doing the work together, as a team. [...]

The Professional Developer

Last week I called a technician to repair an electrical shutter that was broken. The technician did a good job in general, but there was one particular thing he did that made me think of him as a [...]

Amusement Park Methods

Sometimes you stumble upon amusement park methods. Remember the feeling when first going through the gates of a big amusement park? When you get a first glimpse of how vast it is? you see some [...]

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