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Coding Kata from a Martial Artist’s Perspective

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  A little while ago, I contributed a chapter to David Greenlees’ anthology on Software Testing as a Martial art. My chapter started out as a bit of a rant against the appropriation of Japanese language by some Agilistas without having an understanding of the underlying culture. That is perhaps the least interesting part of […]

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Changes

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So anyone that isn’t doing this via RSS has probably noticed a few differences. Those of you who do read via RSS – if you got a bunch of messages telling you my site is unavailable – sorry about that. It turns out that the disk my VPS was hosted on crashed irrecoverably. Of course, […]

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Borrowing Japanese as a teaching aid

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Adam Goucher’s post on New things to steal from the Japanese is the impetus for this one. At CAST I gave a lightning talk on borrowing Japanese language as a teaching aid. Using foreign loanwords is probably harmless enough if you’re using them to jazz up a story, but if you’re going to use them […]

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Lessons Learned in Translation 3

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I wanted to tackle something a little heftier than the last post to see if content that was less straightforward to explain was also challenging to translate. I went with lesson 28 – Exploring requires a lot of thinking. The translation had a few things that were interesting, including the title. I’ll put up the […]

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Lessons Learned in Translation 2

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Here’s my latest foray into re-translation. Actually, this seems to be a pretty good translation of the original text. I suspect what I need to do is find some of the more difficult passages and see what I can find around those. I’ve been looking at the shorter entries to this point because hey – […]

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Heuristics of Software Testability (in Japanese)

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Part of the work I’m doing just now is helping developers to increase their testing skills to handle the bandwidth that my team can’t. I asked Yuka Horino, one of my colleagues to translate James Bach’s Heuristics of Software Testability into Japanese as one of the things to distribute to our dev group. (Thanks Horino-san!) […]

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Lessons Learned in translation

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So a while back I said I’d be posting translations from the Japanese version of Lessons learned in software testing. Basically, I pulled the trigger way too early on that. There have been a bunch of things all demanding my time, so this was a side-project that I just wasn’t able to get to before […]