Humans & Mistakes

Approaches in software development — or anything else — that don’t take ordinary human failings as their starting point are prone to dramatic failure. "The Impossible Human" is, well, noticeably uncommon. Let’s dig in on that. More geek joy comfort food from me today, but please think & work outside …

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Real Programming S01E08: Tighter, Tighter

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Real Programming

Real Programming S01E08: Tighter, Tighter That cool change from last time needs finishing, and let’s tighten down the tests & code to their minimum. If you want to follow along in the code, the project is at github. Transcript & Captions coming soon!

Technique & Transition

HOT TIP! Click the image below to get $75 off Ted Young’s new interactive online class running March 8th-11th 2021. Use special code "GEEPAW" at checkout. Thanks! Microtest TDD is a "way of coding", not an after-market bolt-on to old-school approaches, and as a result, we have to constantly intertwine …

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Awkward & Graceful

In microtest TDD, we describe collaborations as "awkward" or "graceful". The distinction is critical to understanding how the Steering premise and the Pieces premise work together to make TDD a productivity tool. Let’s dig in. Here in the states, it’s Black History month. I urge my friends and followers to …

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TDD As Change Strategy

Microtest TDD is an effective change strategy because it dramatically improves our performance at comprehension, confirmation, and regression detection, all critical factors in handling change quickly & safely. I know how comparatively little geekery matters right now. Sometimes I need a break, and maybe you do, too, so I share. …

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On Political Content

I got one of those messages I sometimes get from a reader, telling me that including my politics in my muses/blogs is off-putting. As a general rule, I don’t bother to respond to these. I gain and lose followers all the time, everyone who makes content does, for all sorts …

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