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TDD Gamification – Turning Test Driven Development into a Game

ge-gam-018When I was in college, there were some guys I hung out with who played this game called “Questions” which they got from some book. … Read the rest

How to Become a Better Programmer

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As you advance in your career, you will inevitably want to improve as a programmer.  And as you search the Internet and read various web post on the subject you will also inevitably end up with a bunch of task you should perform that will make you better.… Read the rest

Limiting Beliefs of Programmers

screamAt the risk of making half of my audience think I’ve gone off the deep end, I’m going to address a topic that I’ve only recently REALLY begun to understand, in part thanks to Soft Skills.

When I’ve heard the topic of “Limiting Beliefs” come up, it has almost always been in the context of something along the lines of “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”  Which is easy to disprove. … Read the rest

Node.js Tools For Visual Studio

NodeJsInVisualStudioProjectListSeveral weeks ago now, I started learning Node.js.  Why?  Well, for a couple of reasons.  First, all the cool kids are using Node.js.  Second, I wanted to use Istanbul to get an idea of how well my javascript code is covered by test and that runs under Node.js. … Read the rest

100% Code Coverage Possible?

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In response to my post “Excuses For Not TestingKris K asked:

There is also another side of Unit Tests. Some companies are so fixated they aspire to have 100% Unit Tests coverage and they make programmers write Unit Tests for legacy code for no reason.

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