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accepted What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
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comment What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
thanks. Good points. I edited your post for grammar and formatting. Hope you don't mind.
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comment What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
Good point Ross that is an interesting way of putting it.
Oct
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
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comment What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
@Frank thanks for the answer. There's a lot of insight there. I especially appreciated the distinctions of different causes of failed tests. Additional deployment costs is another excellent point.
Oct
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comment What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
@AdamHouldsworth Thank you those are some good examples of disadvantages. I hadn't really considered the false confidence angle.
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asked What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
Oct
25
answered Do ORM POCOs replace domain entities?
Oct
24
answered What are some alternative methods to IronPython for calling Python code from .NET?
Oct
17
answered How is oData different from a REST service?
Oct
10
comment Whether to put the business logic in Stored Procedure or Not?
+1 for the need for source control with stored procs if you are going to use them heavily. Many DBAs that I've worked with are very resistant to this idea.
Oct
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comment Whether to put the business logic in Stored Procedure or Not?
This is very true, and we use it to good affect in our environment. However, sharing code using the data layer has always seemed a bit dangerous to me. If you have multiple consumers of a given piece of logic / data then I'd rather put a service in front of it versus having multiple consumers of the same database.
Oct
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comment Whether to put the business logic in Stored Procedure or Not?
What happens when someone joins the team and you tell them this rule? How are they supposed to know where something "fits better"? This almost seems like a non-rule to me. Very subjective based on the individual.
Sep
27
comment Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture?
The codingthearchitecture.com blog also has some excellent posts about the discipline of software architecture.
Sep
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comment Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture?
+1 the Bass book was a good read when I started getting into architecture. It is a bit dry but it gives you an idea of the kinds of things you should be thinking about.
Sep
23
comment Supporting multitenancy
At the enterprise level I see SaaS vendors frequently that are willing to make significant customizations to their code in order to land a customer. When a customer is paying 6 or 7 figures for the service this is probably a reasonable business model.
Sep
21
comment Supporting multitenancy
Why is customization "forbidden"? It is certainly technically achievable. There are many different patterns that would allow for reuse of the core system for multiple tenants while still providing for customized pieces for individual tenants. If a customer is willing to pay you for the customization it would seem reasonable to consider it. There are many multitenant products that have per-client customizations for this reason. It is more in the spirit of YAGNI IMO to allow for extensibility and not default to making everything configurable.
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