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There are NO "best practices" in Agile other than continuous improvement and learning. There are pretty-good practices that worked for one team and may or may not work in your context, but that's a very different thing.

Countdown läuft .... ⏰ ⛵ 🐧

Wir brauchen noch mindestens 3 Anmeldungen bis einschließlich Dienstag.

Wenn ihr u.a. mit @hendrikEbbers @ascheman und @sparsick in einer entspannten Segelatmosphäre über Java und so abnerden wollt, dann schnell anmelden unter

#java #unconference #community

Sometimes, when watching Netflix on my Philipps Android TV, I have this strange sounds. It only happens with Netflix.
TV is connected to a and Yamaha Receiver w/ an optical cable
When I change to the internal TV speakers, sound is ok.

Anyone has an idea what the cause is?

All hands on deck ⛵ 🚀

Bis zum 28.02. brauchen wir noch mindestens 8 Anmeldungen, damit die ganze Show stattfinden kann.

Also ran die Tastatur, ihr #java Landratten! 🏴‍☠️ 🦜 ☠️

#unconference #sailing #communityRulez

Want to mock your APIs away when testing with Java?
Have a look at Wiremock! Bas Dijkstra has created an awesome open-source workshop on Wiremock, here you can find a summary.
Link to a text version in the first reply.

My Thursday
@infoq news: Test Automation Requires a Strategy and Clean Code, with
@chrissbaumann based on his Agile Testing Days talk

🐸 The next edition of the Friends of Good Software unconference #FroGSConf is happening in cyberspace on Saturday, March 11:

Past editions have included sessions about:

- #testing without touching the software
- ensemble testing on various targets
- feature branching from a tester's perspective
- whether SAFe can lead to good software
- working with multiple teams
- "Help, I'm surrounded by idiots!"

So bring what you're curious about, and learn something new.

While working on a talk is great fun and learning, I always discover so much more things I don't know yet, but want to learn about.
This is cool, because it means I can continue to learn, and also can be demotivating, because I figure there's so many more things I don't know yet.

In Bayern dürfen in einem Abstand von 2km zu Ortschaften keine Windräder aufgestellt werden.
Warum reißt man dann die Ortschaften nicht einfach ab?
#Lützerath #Lutzerath

Fingers crossed please!
Is just submitted sessions for spring and UK.
You should too, CfP is still open until tomorrow!

I blogged about 2022 as a conference speaker: "2022 – the year I made it into public speaking"

I hosted 10 sessions at 6 events in 5 countries.


“Ah look there’s another idiotic thing Musk has done over on Twitter!”

After a while it gets repetitive

We have ample evidence now he’s not just erratic and unpleasant as CEO but downright dangerous

With Musk in control the place can’t be saved

The main point now: getting people to move en masse - here to Mastodon or indeed to whatever other network(s) make sense. Nothing else makes sense as a reaction

If you care, move

I think it’s important to repeat: you don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the can or wear clothes.

Privacy isn't about having something to hide. It's not about keeping secrets. It's about you being the person who chooses what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being.

Your privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.

We might imagine that Mastodon is safe because it cannot be acquired or controlled by any one entity, but it absolutely *can* be.

In fact, with interest in it rising, Mastodon is at its *most* vulnerable time right now. Mastodon is in many respects an inadequate implementation. All any corporation has to do is launch a major ActivityPub implementation with the features and polish people want—enough to migrate people over en masse—and they will have effectively "acquired” Mastodon. (And honestly I suspect this is going to happen soon anyway.)

Google destroyed RSS and XMPP this way. Yes, they’re still out there, but only shadows of their former selves.

Matrix gives us the rare chance to head off this phenomenon before it happens.

(notifications muted)

Got a contact request on LinkedIn from a person I don't know.
Job title of that person is "Quality Automation Architect", and that now really leaves me with the question "How to automate quality?" 🤔

Is there tooling to easily download the content I bookmark?

A concern with Mastodon is that there are no global durability guarantees.

@Rina_EosinY Wenn du dich nicht regelmäßig verletzt, verlernt der Körper auch die Wundheilung. Darum sollte man sich nicht übermäßig vor Verletzungen schützen und sich ab und zu mal absichtlich irgendwo stoßen oder stechen. Wer seine Wundheilungskräfte trainiert, dessen Heilungsrate ist viel schneller!

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Software development is a social activity

A social place intended as a chill hangout place for software testers, developers, or just about anyone involved in delivering software and who is interested in both the technical as well as the social side of things. is supported by the Association for Software Testing.

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