Friday, November 30, 2007

DevRiot for Eclipse NOT available

Since last saturday, we have seen several failed attempts to dowload the beta version of DevRiot for Eclipse. It is not available until further notice. I guess the links do not have the same note as the html page. We apologize even though is beyond our control.

We suggest waiting until the improvements and features developed in the .Net version spill over to the Java version. You can register for both here.

Thanks for your patience.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

For Completeness' sake...

I just compared DevRiot for .Net against Nunit 2.4.3. DevRiot is 2,400+ times faster than Nunit.

And it includes GUI and Load/Stress testing, try to find those inside Visual Studio or Nunit :-}

The waves are just getting started. I'll try a two session day tomorrow :-}

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Fog of Fall...

Well after the dry and brown fall we have had so far (Galicia is like Seattle/Washington, rainy and green all year long) Some fog and rain has arrived last week, and with them some nice fall swells which I plan to take advantage.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I managed to compare DevRiot .Net with Visual Studio 2008 Tools.

The performance of DevRiot .Net is really good, given we do not have access to any of the internals: on the low end DevRiot .Net is between 800-900 times faster than Visual Studio tools.

The time it takes Visual Studio to process the first test, DevRiot is close to 1,000. But if we reach the 100,000 tests, DevRiot outperforms Visual Studio tools nearly twice that figure.

As any sensible management guy would tell you: why waste time writing code to get slower?

I will be working on the GUI testing engine, particularly support for the .Net Compact Framework.

And, I will try to catch some waves. Enjoy...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick II

Well, I just tried VS 2008 testing tools.

Ahh, what a way to get it wrong from marketing to development.

I will continue working on the GUI testing engine and device support for the Compact Framework. I will keep the performance figures for later...

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick...

This has been a really productive week. I accomplished to run DevRiot for .Net under the new architecture for the first time.

Let's say I will hold off until early next week to announce the performance improvements...

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Simple Update...

Well, just working in the guts of the engine now. Where the fireworks occur. No snapshots to show but really entertaining to fiddle with.

Still undecided of how to cache things for the compact framework devices but making great progress.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mars Attacks!

This is one of those occasions when you feel afraid of the net, or feel like bread crumb on the fish tank.

In less than 5 minutes, my protection software caught 5 different attacks from different points in Spain. Buffer overruns, overflows, you name it.

I thinks it is time to disconnect :-}

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Friday, November 16, 2007

May I Compare...

It is funny but blog-post.html from 05/07 seems to be pretty popular around the globe these days. I wonder why it is so special...

And it is interesting how readers compare the execution speeds of DevRiot .Net with DevRiot Java, specially since the Java data comes from a 1,000 tests run on Mac PowerBook (PPC) .

I have to admit that I have been redoing some code that looked good few weeks ago and now not so much...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blue Molasses...

The EU "blue card" is coming.

Simply and politically correct put, it is a good thing but harmless. First, the skilled workers are not coming to Europe in numbers big enough to sustain the policy. Just two British universities are among the top 50 universities (in terms of research and innovation) as The Economist points out year in year out.

That means that to make the measure sustainable, Europe needs to poach those skilled workers from wherever they are (say USA, Australia, China, India) Tough job given the pay scale differences, economic growth differences, job market mobility, etc.

Back to .Net and Visual Studio...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

So what was that about?

Again, it is too early to say who is going to be the better of the two (Alonso or Hamilton) but it still makes me wonder what was thought process going through McLaren-Mercedes.

Did they want to create just marketing hype for a year to place Hamilton on the tabloids?

Did they want to make Hamilton champion by bringing home the enemy (Alonso) to fine tune the car and try to control him through the team?

Well, Hamilton is on the tabloids for sure. But he lost the championship because of sheer inexperience.

McLaren is 100+ millions out the money, no championships, the FIA breathing on their necks, a two-time champion leaving the team, and a rookie who pressed the wrong button ruling the roost.

Go figure...

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