Archive for April, 2008

Elisabeth Hendrickson on Agile Test Automation

Agile teams need tools that separate the essence of the test from the implementation details. Such a separation is a hallmark of good design and increases maintainability. Agile teams also need tools that support and encourage good programming practices for the code portion of the test automation. And that means they need to [...]

Email organization in GMail (Aka the Zen of Gmail)

Email organization in GMail (Aka the Zen of Gmail) is the post I’ve always wanted to write about using Gmail, but of course never have because I’m lazy and can link to great posts.

I think part of the problem is people take an email-organization mindset from Outlook and try to apply it to [...]

Fix for HP Setup Assistant on Mac OS X starts on every login.

So, you bought a new HP All-In-One printer for you shiny new new MacBook Pro and you somehow never finished running the Setup Assistant and now you can’t get rid of it and it runs every time you login right? Happened to me and here is how to stop it from running on [...]

Word of the Day: Kerfuffle

I was reading this fancy article Twitter, Rails, Hammers, and 11,000 Nails per Second and had to stop at the first sentence because of this word, kerfuffle. Say it with me; kerfuffle.

There’s an interesting kerfluffle going on regarding the scaling woes that Twitter.com is going through, especially since it’s built on Ruby [...]

Command Line History Meme

I’ve fallen victim to the command line history meme… I’m not sure this is a good representation of a normal day, I’ll have to compare it against Monday to see how it compares.

wesmaldonado:~/workspace/foo wesmaldonado$ history|awk ‘{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf “%5d\t%s\n”,a[i],i}}’|sort -rn|head 73 rake 68 [...]