Weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books and anything else we felt compelled to share with others
Year 4 - Edition 5
A Fistful of Links is a weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books, and anything else we felt compelled to share with others, brought to you by Og Maciel and Mirek Długosz.
Bad Test Strategies and How You Can Avoid Them
By Dennis Martinez
A good test strategy will help avoid confusion and problems with your team through the project’s life cycle by clarifying what the organization wants to accomplish regarding quality. (…) A bad test strategy is a massive detriment to the project, the organization, and the team. (…) I’d argue it’s worse than having no strategy at all because it’s driving people in the wrong direction and makes it more challenging to course-correct when the project is going off the rails.
By Aanand Prasad, Ben Firshman, Carl Tashian, Eva Parish
This document covers both high-level design philosophy, and concrete guidelines. It’s heavier on the guidelines because our philosophy as practitioners is not to philosophize too much. We believe in learning by example, so we’ve provided plenty of those.
CLIs are required in everyday maintenance, env/pipeline/db management, and checking this and that. It is a glue to keep different subsystems together, but hardly CLI is a reliable programming interface. Progress in software engineering left bash calls far behind in terms of reliability and flexibility.
If you lose your cellphone, don’t blame Wayne Dobson
By Lawrence Mower
Wayne Dobson doesn’t have your cellphone. Even if it looks like he might. (…) An unexplained glitch with at least one cellphone company is directing people with missing phones to his North Las Vegas home.