Blog: the code whisperer (J. B. Rainsberger)


226 blogs updated: 78 min. ago
Edit, Then Execute
I used to waste significant energy trying to edit shell commands at the shell command prompt. Yes, I could use vi mode on readline, but that...
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16-07-2021 07:07:31 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
How I Wish I Had Some Unit Tests! An Example
Today I ran into an example of where I'd really have liked to have some way to write a unit test. Let me clarify: by unit test, I only mean ...
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12-07-2021 01:53:23 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
How to Write Tests For Framework Extensions?
A Reader Question Recently I came across attempts to verify framework-based behavior. This is what I saw: We introduce a framework like JPA ...
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15-03-2021 01:04:39 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Abstract Test Cases, 20 Years Later
While writing something else entirely, I stumbled upon one of my earliest contributions to the evolutionary design/TDD community. I called t...
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22-02-2021 05:39:58 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
11ty By Intention
Over at The 260 Bowler I've added a handful of diary entries (just blog posts), so now I want a diary page (think recent posts). I started s...
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14-02-2021 05:28:49 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Removing Duplication Deftly 1
In my evolutionary design practice, I consider removing duplication one of the three fundamental moves.1 Accordingly, I practise this move d...
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07-02-2021 05:46:08 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Deciphering An 11ty Error Message
I recently started a new project and used this as an opportunity to learn and practise a few things, among which we find 11ty, a static site...
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02-02-2021 01:17:42 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Too Many Ifs? Maybe.
Complicated code only creates problems when humans try to change it. When we try to change code, we spend energy understanding it, and so we...
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20-01-2021 21:05:43 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Simulating Failure in Collaboration Tests
Limiting beliefs and unstated assumptions interfere with our performance. This is not a trifling matter. Here is yet another story of how th...
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18-12-2020 02:22:36 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
A Natural Microflow in TDD
A reader asked me this question: I've always wondered how does the basic flow of red, green, refactor reconcile with the concept of "make th...
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03-08-2020 16:14:40 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing


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