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SqlServer on a Ram Drive: Fast or Not?

TL;DR:  Don’t bother, its not. I’m at it again .. writing what I call integration tests, which are effectively database-friendly-data-setup-and-teardown tests.  As can be imagined, its definitely much slower than unit testing; however, I love doing it, and there’s a

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Candy Crush Helper

I was listening to Tim Ferris interview Jane McGonigal on the neuro-programming that occurs around playing games.  One of the games mentioned was Candy Crush Saga.  Curious, I decided to start playing it – and now I find it relaxing,

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Detailed Testing of Very Large Forms

I was given the task of “testing everything” regarding an integration for my client.   This is a screenshot of a document of screenshots; appropriately zoomed out so that no detail is visible. The source system is in yellow; those are

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Day at the Office: A Tale of Testing

TL;DR:  Its really awesome when you understand the customer’s business language and can do thorough testing for them and document it. I’ve been working on a bug for the last few days, which involves some math, and positive vs negative

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Selenium

I started using Selenium with my current client .. on the side, mostly because logging into the website involved: “wait click text text click click text click wait click wait click”. Additionally, any time I compile, it wipes my logged

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Test Data Creators (Integration Tests)

Everybody seems to love Unit Tests I agree, they are wonderful. I have lots of logic that is unit tested … and its easy to set up (especially with tools like moq)… But its not what I rely on.  I

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