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


232 blogs updated: 88 min. ago
Stepping Around a TDD Roadblock
I think a lot of people fall off the TDD wagon because of this exact thing they learn TDD by working on new code and then can't seem to appl...
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11-04-2022 16:04:32 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Which Kinds of Tests Should I Write?
Too many people are writing too many articles trying to direct others' thinking on their own testing strategies. I am guilty of this and wou...
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03-04-2022 15:00:28 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
The Saff Squeeze
I like it when programming feels boring. I prefer to save the excitement for the actually difficult parts of the job of developing software:...
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28-03-2022 16:17:55 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Polynomial Kata in 46 Commits
I noticed that Ron Jeffries had written about a kata I hadn't tried before, so I decided to try it. The exercise involves evaluating a polyn...
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05-02-2022 00:38:30 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Modularity and Performance
When I teach evolutionary design with TDD, I often encounter programmers who don't like all these little classes and all these extra interfa...
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08-01-2022 18:16:22 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Zero to nodejs on Linux
This is not a step-by-step guide, but more of an overview that can help you stitch together the detailed step-by-step guides out there. Over...
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24-08-2021 15:20:00 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Reading stdin and The Kotlin DSL for Gradle
I couldn't figure this out myself, nor even find the appropriate Stack Overflow article on my own, so I'm writing this. I hope you find it a...
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15-08-2021 03:05:51 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
Breaking Through That First TDD Block
Change the code as usual 2. Write a test that only passes after the change 3. Revert to before 1 4. Type the test again (copy/paste is cheat...
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12-08-2021 18:24:51 the code whispere ... (J. B. Rainsberger) Agile & Testing
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


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