It's a simple thing -- but it does wonders to inform management and motivate developers!
For that last 9 months I've had an Ambient Orb connected to my Hudson continuous integration server. When one of three critical software builds fail (including any of the tests that they automatically kick off), the Orb turns red and throbs in intensity:
When all three critical builds (and associated...
on Aug 14, 2007
I test open source software that scales to thousands of nodes. In the course of my work, I occasionally hear from the project developers that certain test cases are "corner cases" -- that is, the test cases are covering rare or infrequent situations.
Recently I was explaining this developer behavior to a colleague. I explained to him how I was weary of test cases being passed off as "corner...
on Jul 25, 2007