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TIL how in jruby to get the return type of an instance method on a java object:

# what does foo.instanceMethod return?
method = foo.java_class.java_instance_methods.detect {|m| m.name == 'instanceMethod'}
typeReturned = method.return_type.ruby_class

jruby 1.7.0, jdk7u11
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I could do my non-coding work using only my N7 if I had to. I don't think I could do that with my phone. Dolphin browser + lastpass and text size plug in, Google drive, and K9 email client are big parts of the reasons. 
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I'm available, full-time or on contract, to help you and your company deliver high-enough quality software systems. My contact information is on my main home page. Here's a story that illustra...
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We'll be doing a Q+A! Submit questions for us at this link: http://dft.ba/-vikhan, and keep an eye on the khanacademy channel because we're gonna upload an answer video in a week! The official announcement video: http://youtu.be/eWuAYoHysIo Sal's you tube channel: youtube.com/khanacademy www.khanacademy.org How will this affect my work? Well, previously I lived off of speaking fees, ad money, and donations. Now I get to spend less time in air...
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y-panda-t

Last night, I ranted a bit on twitter. Here are my posts:

if you are "committed to agile" but not committed to agile testing, are you committed to agile?

If there is a separate group of people dedicated to writing automated tests, then you probably are not doing agile testing.

If "testing" tasks are never done by people writing production code, then you probably are not doing agile testing.

If all of your test design turns into requirements for test automation, then you probably are not doing agile testing.

If you rely on subject-matter experts or product owners to specify all of your examples, then you probably are not doing agile testing.


Chris McMahon responded: I like that you say "probably". I don't fail many of those criteria, but I have failed some of them

I'll add one for this morning:

If the only thing the testers are doing is exploratory testing, then you probably are not doing agile testing.


You probably are not doing agile testing.

What do you all think?
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I am way too amused by this
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Random tidbit of the week:

Had an interesting conversation with a coworker about whole-team approach and attitude.

I recall someone (Michael Bolton) suggesting that if a team embraces the whole-team approach, there is nothing you have to do, but if they don't, then there is nothing you can do.

We have a situation where the team takes the whole-team approach for some tasks/responsibilities, but not for others. I think.
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The Thinking Tester, Evolved (good keynote video)

[I just sent this to folks where I work]

Here's one of the keynotes from the conference (http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/cast-2012/) I just attended:

CAST 2012 Keynote - The Thinking Tester, Evolved

Well worth 41 minutes, mostly worth the rest (some of the discussion is good, some not). Though there is a good comment starting at 1:00:38.

And don't miss Elisabeth's "soapbox" response to the question asked at 1:05:44

I recommend you watch it. I suggest maybe you get your manager to watch it :-)
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Rooted my phone (dinc) earlier this week, and installed cyanogenmod stable this morning. So far, I've spent maybe 2 hours reinstalling, restoring, or replacing the various apps and config I think I need. Alarm clock, calendar sync, email, nav, gvoice, podcast player, PvZ.


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MSFT discontinues Zune.
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I want to bring in a consultant who has worked more on their technology skills than on their marketing skills, but it is so hard to find someone like that.
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