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bio website angryweasel.com/blog
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I'm a long time tester and developer working for Microsoft where I'm currently a Principal SDET on the XBox team.

I've also worked on Microsoft Lync, Windows CE, Windows, and spent some time as Microsoft's Director of Test Excellence.

I am the lead author on the Microsoft Press book "How We Test Software at Microsoft", contributed chapters to a few other books (including "Beautful Testing") and frequently speak to, consult with, or teach classes to software developers and testers.


Sep
23
answered What does Software Engineer in Test do?
Sep
23
answered How do I evaluate if writing a book, article, or presenting at conference is worth it?
Sep
23
comment If you could only have one programming related book on your bookshelf what would it be and why?
+1 - my second favorite programming book behind Code Complete (and honestly, sometimes, it's first)
Sep
23
comment If you could only have one programming related book on your bookshelf what would it be and why?
That's the one - discussion over.
Sep
22
answered Why don't people use white space inside parentheses?
Sep
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
22
comment What's a good Programming Metaphor?
was just about to post a music metaphor (I have a masters degree in composition), but Chris's story covers it better than I can
Sep
21
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Programmers are so judgemental. Yes - of course I tell them that "I'm not very good and that I may mess things up", but they tell me to go ahead and try...once.
Sep
21
comment What is the commonly used abbreviation for total lines of code?
LOC and KLOC are the terms I've used the most as well.
Sep
21
revised How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
trying to undersand the hate
Sep
21
answered Are there tools to determine code similarity?
Sep
20
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
I was serious - it may make me a jerk to those who randomly ask me to fix their computers, but it's how I deal with the situation in the question.
Sep
20
awarded  Supporter
Sep
20
answered How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
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19
awarded  Editor
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19
awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Autobiographer