Exploration Through Example

Example-driven development, Agile testing, context-driven testing, Agile programming, Ruby, and other things of interest to Brian Marick
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Thu, 19 Apr 2007

New blog

Tumultuous change hereabouts. After a mere 23 years, I've stopped using emacs for writing code (having switched from it to TextMate for Ruby). And after a mere four years, I've switched my blogging tool from blosxom to Wordpress. Yes, there are comments. They may even work.

You may thank Kevin Lawrence for finally shaming me into making the weblog switch, and American Airlines for getting my wife to London twelve hours late (so far), which gave me the time to write an incredibly long first entry (my SPA 2007 keynote).

The new blog's address is http://www.exampler.com/blog. Things like the blogroll and look'n'feel customization won't happen soon (since it appears my wife is on the plane and the plane is in the air).

This is the another step in my multi-decade switch from testing.com to exampler.com. "Exampling", though not a verb, is a better description of what I do now. It includes testing, but has a larger scope.

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About Brian Marick
I consult mainly on Agile software development, with a special focus on how testing fits in.

Contact me here: marick@exampler.com.




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