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Blog Archive for johnm during April 2006

Yes, it's true. Scott "Scooter" McNealy is stepping down as CEO of Sun Microsystems. Sun may be doing better than previously but it's still losing real money. Worse, it lost most of its mindshare over the last 6 years. Jonathan Schwartz will continue as President and become the top dog. Personally, I think this is a really good move. Jonathan has embraced a much more clueful approach,...
Yes, it's true that I've been lax in my blogging so far this year because I've been working as the Chief Architect of Krugle. Sure, I've written some entries on the Krugle blog but living the startup life is definitely not conducive to regular blogging -- even at a company whose blogmaster is none other than the wild and crazy Chris Locke of e.g., The Cluetrain Manifesto fame (and the rest of...
There's some interesting discussions taking place on the nature of tests. Brian Marick distinguishes between tests as specification vs. tests as examples. Michael Feathers asks if type systems in programming languages are really tests. Kevin Lawrence (and the Agitar crew) talk about the philosophical contention between the notions of For All and There Exists. That is, the difference in mindset...