Monday, August 30, 2010

Software Test Automation Workshop - September 14-15

This 2-day hands-on course focuses on the basics of software test automation and expands on those topics to learn some of the deeper issues of test automation. This course is not specific to any particular tool set but does include hands-on exercises using free and cheap test tools. Bring your own notebook computer!

The main objective of this course is to help you understand the landscape of software test automation and how to make test automation a reality in your organization. You will learn the top challenges of test automation and which approaches are the best ones for your situation, how to establish your own test automation organization, and how to design software with test automation in mind. You will also learn many of the lessons of test automation by performing exercises using sample test automation tools on sample applications.

You will leave the course with your own test automation strategy and plan for implementing it.

GSA discount available. Contact us for information.

This workshop will be held at:

Hampton Inn, Airport South
1905 South Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
USA, 73108-1719

Randy Rice is back in OKC! I hope you are able to make it!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Replica of an early computer

This video shows how the Atanasoff-Berry Computer works. It's an interesting mix of mechanical and electrical components to solve problems.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Coding skills

Here is a list of sites to test your coding skills.

MD5 checksum is good, but not foolproof

As with anything security-related, if something is touted as tough to crack, that's taken up as a challenge. I recently stumbled on an article that not only gives examples of two sets of data with the same MD5 sum, but a method to exploit that.

Monday, August 02, 2010

But I already learned that...

I was re-reading a technical book the other day and was starting to get annoyed at having to re-learn some things I had learned previously, but have since forgotten. Then I began to ponder the idea of why we forget. There are some people that have a photographic memory and never forget, but they are rare. Consider for a moment what life could be like if you never forgot anything. Suppose that every time you got into a car, you could remember the horror of the car accident you had ten years ago. Maybe you would be flooded with the pain of being lost every time you went to that same grocery store you were lost in when you were five. It may be so severe, you would need to find a different place to shop. So forgetting is not such a bad thing, but it can be inconvenient at times. So like Monk says "It's a gift.. and a curse".

Don't beat yourself up if you have to 'sharpen the saw' (a la Steven Covey) and re-learn things. Take the opportunity to re-think the information and hopefully gain from the experience.