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Perverse Incentives

I proposed an Open Space session at Agile Mumbai to discuss Perverse Incentives and gaming the system in Agile projects. A perverse incentive is one which produces an effect that works against the interests of the people who proposed the … Continue reading

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Ignorance is bliss

I used to get angry with ignorant people, until I realised that it only made them hide their ignorance. Then I realised that I was ignorant too. Now I love ignorant people best of all. I deliberately seek them out; … Continue reading

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Four mocks? One test? No problem!

Last year, my colleague Ben introduced us to the joys of hand-rolling mocks. This allowed us to ignore interactions we weren’t worried about, leading to cleaner tests. This year, I’m mocking again. I’ve mentioned it briefly before, but now that … Continue reading

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Your horoscope for March

How people God grant you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can and the fortune to have little need for either. Some things exist just to make your life easier. … Continue reading

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BDD on Wikipedia

I finally got around to updating / rewriting the BDD page on Wikipedia. This is either based on things Dan’s said or written, or things others (including me) have said or written and which he’s approved in my hearing as … Continue reading

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Introducing Tyburn

When I first started working with JBehave, I wrote a Tetris game. I had trouble finding Swing harnesses that didn’t depend on JUnit. So I wrote one. JBehave 2.0 won’t include Swing support. The harness was completely independent of JBehave … Continue reading

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Your Horoscope for February*

How people Sometimes it’s nice to get your head down without any distractions, but beware – are you cut off from the rest of the world? No one is stopping to wait for you. Get the most important things done … Continue reading

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