Course code: WEB-9
  • Years with company: 13 years (~9 years as employee,+ ~4 years as consultant/contractor)
  • Years programming: ~30 years
  • Primary programming language: C#
  • Other programming languages: C++, java, pascal, python
  • Unit test harnesses: Self made systems
  • Something else: Started programming as a hobby which has become my profession. Since 2000 I have my own company. I have worked with the following technologies: Total Stations. Surveying solutions. Radio links. Optical distance meters. Handheld computers. Military fighter air crafts. Presentation systems for the pilot. HUDs. Train computers. Building a test framework in C#, replacing old tcl scritps. Mobile phone devices. Improving test framework. Test equipment for the power industry. Large advanced voltage/ampere meters. I have never used TDD in the work process.
  • Test practice now: Mostly manually.
  • Target system: Total station for surveyors. Measures angles and distance with high accuracy. Arm AT91m42800, OSE, WinCE.
  • Dev tools: Visual Studio, GNU make, GCC, AxD debugger, Sublime, Eclipce, Emacs, Putty, GIT, SVN, CVS, ClearCase,
  • Build time: 1-5 minutes
  • Coding standard: I have read some books like, "Code Complete" and "Solid Code", but i usually try to adapt to current standard/format of code.
  • Function too long: A function shall only do one thing.
  • Code reviews: Some companies have more of them (defined in the development process). Now i usually have them on request basis. And i prefer in-pair programming or i think its called extreme programming.
  • Code time: 25%
  • Test time: 25%
  • Debug time: 50%
  • Favorite thing about dev: All of the three above actually.
  • Least favorite thing about dev: Meetings. Time schedules. Maintenance. Correct answer is probably testing, but I thing testing is mostly fun. Its like baking a cake (coding) and actually taste it afterwards (testing). Ok, repetitive testing is not so fun.
  • Tdd knowledge: Not much, test driven development. Write tests before code? Define interface first? This part sound conflicting with code development. I think of code development as an iterative process where many parts evolve, including interface.
  • Why are you attending: They asked me at Trimble to join this course. We are setting up at test platform (using TeamCity) for an old product. Personally i want to learn more about TDD as well. It improves product (and code) quality.
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