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The problems with software testing

There is a lot of sound advice in Rob Lambert’s free book The problems with software testing, he covers all the big topics that come up regularly when discussing testing with testers. More ….

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Earning your it works on my machine certification

worksonmymachine_logo_small If you are keen on earning your “It works on my machine certification” I have a tip for you. When using SQL express to develop a starter kit for, ensure that you hard code your connection string to a value that is specific to your machine. For example instead of doing it correctly like this:

connectionString=”Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated Security=true;AttachDBFileName=|DataDirectory|GreatAppData.mdf;User Instance=True”

You should use one like this:

connectionString=”Data Source=.\SQLExpress;Integrated Security=true;AttachDBFileName=c:\users\bruce\projects\greatapp\data\GreatAppData.mdf;User Instance=True”

That way you can ensure that it won’t work for anyone that downloads the source code. Thanks again to Joseph for the certification.

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Sydney Continuous Integration and Testing Conference

The Continuous Integration and Testing Conference is coming to Sydney. Joe Schmetzer highly recommended the UK incarnation of the conference he attended, so I will definatley be looking to attend this one.

The Open Information Foundation, co-founded by Jeffrey Fredrick and Paul Julius, presents CITCON Asia/Pacific 2007 in Sydney, Australia. CITCON (Continuous Integration and Testing Conference) brings together people from every corner of the software development industry to discuss Continuous Integration and the type of Testing that goes along with it.
  • What: OpenSpace event discussing all aspects of CI and Testing, together
  • Where: TBD, Sydney, Australia
  • When: July 27 & 28, 2007

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