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Blog Archive for robogeek during December 2005

In the Quality Team we try to automate our testing as much as possible. This is easy for tests of the core library or other functionality where there's no GUI. But when you bring in a GUI like for AWT/Swing tests then the test complexity goes up dramatically, because for some scenarios you need to verify the graphics rendered correctly. There's a general strategy we have in GUI testing we call...
Berin Loritsch riffs off one of James Goslings claims: James Gosling Asserts that Safety is Freedom and heads into type safety in strongly typed versus loosely typed programming language. It seems the basis for Berin's argument (loosely typed languages are safer/easier) is to take an analogy from Ben Franklin that "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will...
I thought I was done writing about Bangalore, which I was doing with my recent trip there. I wanted to share some "color" about the Java team, and the place (Bangalore) where some of us live. At least, the Bangalore as seen with the eyes of a Westerner. Today The Register has an article describing how Bangalore's city government has decided to rename the town to Bengaluru. I suppose this...
Since the Quality Team is so widespread (as I blogged before, Santa Clara CA, Beijing China, Bangalore India, Hyderabad India, St. Petersburg Russia and Dublin Ireland) we have a constant question of what time we need to hold meetings so the majority of us can participate. It's tough because for most purposes Santa Clara and the other teams are on opposite sides of the world and we're asleep...