One of the most common problems with work email is full inbox and having no more space, especially when you need to send that very important email to your boss or client.
But, you can always archive your emails to Outlook archive file. Thatâ€™s what I do to keep the inbox size below the limit.
Archiving them to files on your local drive may not be a good option.
First, that archive file can get corrupted.
Second, your laptop can get stolen, lost, or broken.
All of these can mean you will lose those emails.. forever.
Ideally you need to backup your email to cloud and fortunately there are several options. You can backup to Gmail, and Outlook. I decided to put my (almost dormant) Outlook account to use. Continue reading →
Recently I noticed some discussions in NEU CS Facebook group about people’s comments on the PDP course. As always, there are people on both the positive and negative side. I’d like to join the discussion but I think writing in my blog would be better so people can read about it without joining the group.
I took PDP in Fall 2010, Prof. Mitchell Wand and Prof. Riccardo Pucella taught the lecture, but I believe the grades came from Prof. Wand based on the codewalk scores. Personally, I thought I and my partners did pretty good on most codewalks and I got A as final grade.
In this post I will tell you more about the setup of the course when I took it, why I think it’s one of the best course in MSCS program, and everything that I believe matters to get high scores. Continue reading →
After weeks of software quality assurance course, it scares me how many software teams I’ve been in the past that don’t do some, or even most, of the testing and QA basics that I learned in this course.
Finally, it’s the last week of the course and I’m going back to the professional world soon. So, this is a letter that I address to myself weeks, months, or years from now. Now I maybe supercharged with what I’ve learned in class, about regression testing, automated test cases, boundary value analysis, metrics, and so on.
But as time passes by, as the pressure of completing projects come, as the lazy devil tempted me to not write unit testing (oh wait, I can blame the devil), and of course as my memory started to fail me about what I learned in this course, I might not do any of the QA practices.
So this is the reminder for “that” me. Never give up what’s right for a short-time gain. You are better than this, you have the discipline to overcome the temptation, review the SQA lessons and blog posts you have written when you believed that a good quality software requires various measures but they are worth the price. Continue reading →
As we’ve discuss in the previous post about testing in Agile software development environment, automation is a very important part to successfully to be agile. However, one doesn’t need to be familiar with Agile process at all to see the immediate benefit of automating the testing process.
This time we’ll see different testing automation tools that we can use to make our life easier. Continue reading →