Software Quality Mashup: 5 Software Development Stories to Inspire You
Test and Monitor | Posted August 24, 2012


Today, August 24, is quite a historically inspiring date. In 1932, Amelia Earhart crossed the continental United States. In 1891, Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera. In 1875, Matthew Webb swam across the English Channel, a 22-hour task, making him the first person to do so unassisted.

Of course, on August 24 in 410AD and 455 AD, the Visigoths and Vandals each respectively pillaged and sacked Rome, which, I suppose, may be somewhat inspiring in one way or another.

So whether you're out to patent a technological innovation or just clean some bad code, here are five stories to inspire great, collaborative work from you today! Enjoy.


5 Software Development Stories to Inspire You


1. In-depth: Cleaning bad Code- Here's a great post by @niklasfrykholm giving step-by-step advice on what to do when you're handed a "stinking, steaming pile of messy old code." 


2. DIY Home Automation Using Twilio, PowerSwitch, Arduino, and Pusher - Feeling creative? This post by @twilio gives a nice tutorial on making your own remote automation tool right in your own home. Just make sure to take their advice and don't go randomly poking around power outlets this weekend just because you're bored.


3. Scientific communication as sequential Art - If there is a better way to learn than through comics we don't want to know about it! Take for instance this post, which transforms a scientific reasearch paper written by @duncanjwatts and @stevenstrogatz into an interactive comic-like format, making for quite an interesting read. 


 4. Driving efficiency and effectiveness with web analytics and risk-based Testing - Here, Paul Fratellone breaks down the basic ideas and tools involved in web analitycs and shows how the information you get from those tools can help you make informed, risk-based decisions about how complex your tests should to be. 


feline behavior mirrors code review



 5. How feline behavior mirrors code review best practices - a must read for cat lovers -  Our very own Deb Cobb explains how her devious gang of house cats, inspired and led by former stray Cecil, is the ideal model for collaborative code review.





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