Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If only Hyderabad was London...

Now that the volcanic ash ordeal is almost over as the Heathrow opens, I should not be hurting the sentiments of stranded travelers .As all of you know, last few days flights in and out of the UK and several other European countries had been suspended as ash from a volcano erupted in Iceland .

The world's third busiest airport Heathrow had come to the standstill and many passengers stranded. This was a huge business loss. And some of the great leaders in the industry were stuck in London too.

As we know time is the most precious gift of god to mankind, some of these people tried to make use of their time.
My guru James Bach offered to hold testing seminar for people near Oxford and wonderful opportunity to discuss testing over dinner with him for individuals. That was a killing man!!!

And also a group of intellectuals like who Jeff Sutherland, Uncle Bob Martin, Kevlin Henney, Tom Gilb, Roy Osherove and Steve Freeman who were also stuck, created a whole conference and named it Open Volcano - An ad-hoc conference in London triggered by Eyjafjallaj√∂kull.  The entry was free for many.

Now not being very selfish, but I would have loved to attend both of these events and learn. I believe best of the things in life come for free and rest all illusions have a fee. 

So this was the time when I wished if only Hyderabad was London. 

Hoping for a safe journey for all the passengers to their respective destinations.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Google's Innovation Factory (and how testing adapts)

Amazing!!!   This link deserved a post all to itself.

I am sure if you read my little blog, you must have read this article at Google Testing Blog. If not, here is it!!!

Google's Innovation Factory (and how testing adapts)
http://googletesting.blogspot.com/2010/04/googles-innovation-factory-and-how.html

Wow!!!
Truly inspiring...

1(!!!) Code Repository
All builds from HEAD...

I will have to go through it over and over to get the best out of it!!!

Hope you are inspired equally by going through the post...