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I am a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah.

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comment Is having public constants “bad”?
@Bob - What I meant is that if the original code had: const long Pi = 3.14; and then some other developer came along an updated the that line to be: const long Pi = 3.141592; then the problem would exist.
Feb
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Feb
12
revised Quality Assurance (Testing) in Scrum
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Feb
12
comment Quality Assurance (Testing) in Scrum
We do unit tests and have them auto run by our build server. It helps catch some bugs, but it is not enough. ¶We are working toward TDD and we like it. But have yet to find that it measurably is better than writing the unit tests after the fact. ¶Either way, automated testing does not provide enough. We have a GREAT QA team that does the pre-release testing you describe. But I don't see anything like that in the Scrum process. So the core of my question is still: is it documented somewhere that you should do pre-release testing? Or if not, are you expected to be OK with the resulting bugs?
Feb
11
revised Quality Assurance (Testing) in Scrum
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Feb
11
asked Quality Assurance (Testing) in Scrum
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Feb
5
comment How to measure that a team is doing Test Driven Development
Just measuring results is a poor metric to gauge the success of one of several process improvements (we don't do just one a year). If it all about results and you tried to improve 3 things, how do you know which ones helped? Or even which ones were done?
Feb
5
comment How to measure that a team is doing Test Driven Development
This is a good idea from the metrics standpoint (allows measuring TDD). However it would prove too disruptive to my team for development. I would need some way to isolate the "broken" checkins.
Feb
5
comment How to measure that a team is doing Test Driven Development
We (the developers) want to do TDD. It is just the "bean counters" that need a hard measurable thing. "Fewer bugs" is too fuzzy as way too many things can contribute to that.
Feb
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asked How to measure that a team is doing Test Driven Development
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comment Is static universally “evil” for unit testing and if so why does resharper recommend it?
@JimG. - Well, since that question was asked in 2011 and I asked this one in 2010, wouldn't it be a duplicate of this one (if they are in fact duplicates)?
May
22
comment Is static universally “evil” for unit testing and if so why does resharper recommend it?
@acidzombie24 - Why is it silly? Despite what you say, you still can not easily mock them. And you can do most anything in them (db access, write to file...).
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