Friday, April 29, 2005
Steven lavy on MSNBC ,while talking about iPod's "shuffle" feature - says his iPod which is suppose to the play tunes randomly, plays them in some specific order. He further quotes Temple University prof John Allen Paulos, an expert in applying mathematical theory to everyday life and says that some times in trulely random events like tossing a coin - it is quite common to get 6 heads in a row ....". He ends the post with following lines which are truely amazing ...
"Life may indeed be random, and the iPod probably is, too. But we humans will always provide our own narratives and patterns to bring chaos under control. The fault, if there is any, lies not in shuffle but in ourselves.'
"Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never." - Napoleon Boneparte
"We are a service organization whose job is to reduce damaging uncertainty about the perceived state of the product."- Bret Pettichord
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
"Every relationship is founded on trust - or the lack thereof - and this one is no different. Remember that you're not just fighting stereotypes about testers ("Testers can't code." "How hard can it be to find bugs?") but also about developers ("Developers write bugs into their code just to make my life miserable!" "How hard can it be to write bug-free software?") "
A collaborative dev test relation is sign of a good project team ...
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Here is some real good stuff for software lifecycles, requirements management - some project management stuff. I stumbled on this site
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Friday, April 15, 2005
As I juggle with joining formalities and other initial stuff at iGate - my new company, I am back to blogging. Squeezing some time out, I started off reading some of fav blogs - one them happens to be of Brian Merrik. In one of his posts Brains talks about this guy - Guy Steele who is one of the leading figures of this new programming language initiative from SUN.
Look at this person's Bio - awesome. Reading some his quotes - I am really getting drawn towards this topic of Writing Language specifications. As Brian points out in his post, state tables are great tool to represent state machines.
Another interesting thing about this guy as pointed out in Brian's post is : he has a huge shower, in which he spends about twelve hours a day. I don't absolutely know that, but I deduce it from the time I heard him say he only gets good ideas in the shower.
As somebody rightly said "Successful people don't do different things but do things differently".
This language BTW, is touted to be better than Java - Another revolution in offing? Watch out for SUN.....