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The Tale of the Too-Talented Techie

Every manager has a story to tell. Find out how one management professional tackles a fictional dilemma. The story may be made up, but the solutions are tried and true. In this installment, Peter Clark spins a yarn of what can happen when a team member's talent goes to his head.

Peter Clark's picture Peter Clark
Reduce Stress, Write a Test

All code is not created equal. Learn from a master of the craft how to spot bad code and mold it into good. This month, Mike Clark explains how writing automated tests can give you confidence to change code fearlessly.

Mike Clark's picture Mike Clark
Mission Critical: Visualize, Personalize, Humanize

Connect with an expert to learn how to work smarter and discover new ways to uncover more defects. In this issue, Michael Bolton takes a close look at one of the key skills of Rapid Testing: critical thinking.

Michael Bolton's picture Michael Bolton
Lights, Camera, Automate Software Builds and Deployments!

Picture this: a robust and scalable software build and deployment process minus the chaos. Follow these guidelines and best practices for building and deploying multiple applications in an integrated environment, and you might just find your happy ending.

Franz Garsombke's picture Franz Garsombke
Write Sweet-Smelling Comments

All code is not created equal. Learn from a master of the craft how to spot bad code and mold it into good. This month, Mike Clark explains how to sniff out stinky code and write comments that count.

Mike Clark's picture Mike Clark
Do You Want Fries With That Test?

Connect with an expert to learn how to work smarter and learn new ways to uncover more defects. In this issue, Michael Bolton dishes out commentary on why testers who master skills instead of memorizing techniques are relished in the software industry.

Michael Bolton's picture Michael Bolton
The Hard Truth about Soft Skills

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, Esther Derby explains why interpersonal skills can do more than boost your popularity; they can help you excel in the workplace.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Implement by Feature

Every manager has a story to tell. Find out how one management professional tackles a fictional dilemma. The story may be made up, but the solutions are tried and true. In this installment, Johanna Rothman recounts the tale of a wayward project rescued by a cross-functional team.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
How to Win Friends and Automate Testing

People who need people. It's more than just a sappy Barbra Streisand song; it's a smart way to think. Discover some techniques to increase tester/developer communication and get them working side by side on your next project.

Michael Kelly's picture Michael Kelly
The Accountability of Visibility

Brian Marick uses Jeremy Bentham's centuries-old punitive philosophy to explain why visibility and self-regulation can propel the success of a project. In today's software development environment, exposing bugs and its root causes for all to inspect can help teams avoid introducing the same and similar bugs into their code.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick

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