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Why Didn’t You Find That Bug?

 Stephen Blower , July 2014


Article by Stephen Blower As a tester I realise that I’m not going to find every bug. But even so, when a problem does slip by to find a home in production I often ask myself, how did I miss it? What could I have done better? What can I do in the future to prevent this from ...

Your next job: Mobile app developer?

Beth Stackpole June 2011


Computerworld - As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.

To put the demand in perspective, consider that Apple racked up $1.78 billion in app sales in 2010, and global mobile app sales are forecast to hit $4 billion this year, according to market researcher IHS.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

Lincoln Spector June 2014


External hard drives can provide both backup and storage. But don't use the same drive for both.

PC World - Marios Papadopoulos stores media files on a 1TB external hard drive. He asked about using the same drive for backup.

Technically speaking, there's no reason why you couldn't use the same hard drive for backing up your internal drive and storing overflow data that don't fit on your internal drive. But doing so is a really bad idea.

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