Hacker’s Delight (2/e), by Henry S. Warren Jr., Addison-Wesley, 2012. Perhaps you’ve seen this trick for swapping two variables without using a temporary: x = x ^ y y = y ^ x x = x ^ y Or maybe Continue reading Hacker’s Delight (2/e) (Review)
Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results, by Christine Wodtke. ISBN 978-0996006026. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are a tool to help teams focus on what they intend to do and how well they’re doing toward their goals. Continue reading Radical Focus: OKRs (Review)
Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming, by Peter Seibel. ISBN 978-1-4302-1948-4. Peter Seibel interviews 15 programmers on a variety of topics. I liked the interviewing style: he asks a little biographical information, sprinkles in some standard questions Continue reading Coders at Work (Review)
Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams, by Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies. Pragmatic Programmer, 2016. ISBN 978-1680501636. When I visit teams, I often ask them to describe what the project is trying to accomplish, from its sponsors’ viewpoint. Most Continue reading Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams (Review)
Oracles are things that can tell us whether or not a result is correct. For some tests, an oracle is as simple as comparing a couple strings or numbers. Other tests have many acceptable results and it’s harder to know what’s right. I Continue reading Testing with Simple and Combinatorial Oracles
I’m calling this “Resources on Agile Testing” but I’m not drawing a very sharp line about what’s Agile Testing vs. Good Testing. Further suggestions are welcome! Related resource summaries: BDD and TDD. Exercises (None identified) E-Learning Kaner, Cem. Black-Box Software Continue reading Resources on Agile Testing
T is for Testable in the INVEST model. A testable story is one for which, given any inputs, we can agree on the expected system behavior and/or outputs.
A Song Catcher in Southern Mountains: American Folk Songs of British Ancestry, by Dorothy Scarborough, Columbia University Press, 1937. Playing dulcimer has led me to deeper interest in the older songs. This book is a collection by one of the Continue reading Review: A Song Catcher in Southern Mountains