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Life of A Programmer — Session 6.1 — What should a Quality Assurance Software Engineer Know.

July 16, 2018

Being a Software Development Engineer also makes
you a Quality Assurance Manager.

You have had no training in Quality Assurance.

You do not like it when management brings up the subject.

None the less, you are a Quality Assurance Manager.

Maybe I can help you to benefit from this unwanted
job description.

The first thing that you need to know is that there
are two sources of software errors.

SOFTWARE ERROR SOURCE 1: THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER.

SOFTWARE ERROR SOURCE 2: THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

NOTICE THAT I DID NOT MENTION THE USER.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THE USER FROM HIS
OWN STUPIDITY.

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My Invitation To You

June 29, 2018

I became a software engineer in 1966 due to an experiment
that I had performed. I have never taken a course in
Software Engineering. Over the years, I have continued
to experiment on my own time and have greatly benefited
from this activity

In 1992, I became a home based software development business.
I developed a set of tools to aid me in my business activities.
These tools evolved over time and are now capable of helping
a software engineer to become a better, more competitive programmer.

I invite you to take a similar path. My tools can be downloaded
free-of-charge from my web-site, http://www.whatifwe.com and they are
well documented.

PROGRESS REPORT

June 28, 2018

This purpose of this post is to publish single line
reports on the projects performed during the week.

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2018-06-25

PORTABILITY PROJECT

A make file for the gcc version of the windows explrpde has been successfully
developed. The correction of expected errors will now begin. This will be
done using the gcc version of the windos stndpcg program.

2018-06-26

RELATIVITY BOOK / TOASTMASTERS

I have been using Toastmasters as an experimental laboratory for developing
my book. The evaluation of my last speech suggested a significant update
to make my “speed of light” discovery more understandable. Today, I
discovered a possible understandable example, namely a traffic signal.
I have started developing the associated presentation.

2018-06-27

COMMON CLASS LIBRARIES

The minor modifications of to the CommonClassStruct have been
implemented and certification test have been restarted.

Life of A Programmer — Session 5.3 — You are a Quality Assurance Manager

June 25, 2018

The Deming Cycle consists of the following four steps:
Plan, Do, Check the Results, and Analyze the Results.

A computer program is a very special Deming Plan to be
performed at the Client’s site on a computer.

There is a big different between Deming Plans done by
people and Deming Plans done by computers.

If people find a problem in the plan, they will stop the
activity and report the problem to management.

On the other hand, a computer will continue to execute
the plan, no matter how defective it is.

A software developer is a very special Q.A manager and
he does not even know it.

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Limitation to My Response to Your Comments

June 22, 2018

Every day I receive between 50 and 100 comments. Many of these comments request information or advise from me.

I appreciate the honor of your request for information.

Unfortunately, there is only one of me managing and writing the blog. Consequently, I simply do not have enough time to reply to each of your questions.

There are many comments that ask the same question. In these situations where I have the information, I will provide my knowledge in a post, time permitting.

I will respond to any comment made by a person who is experimenting with my software development tools.

Thank You

PROGRESS REPORT

June 21, 2018

This purpose of this post is to publish single line
reports on the projects performed during the week.

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2018/06/14

PORTABILITY PROJECT

A windows version of the stndpcg executable has
been prepared and tested using the the Windows
gcc compiler/ link editor. The next task is to
prepare an equivalent make file for the apple machine.

2018/06/17

RELATIVITY BOOK / TOASTMASTERS

I have been using Toastmasters as an experimental laboratory for developing
my book. The evaluation of my last speech suggested a significant update
to make my “speed of light” discovery more understandable. Today, I
discovered a possible understandable example, namely a traffic signal.
Specifically, how does the signal behave when the vehicle velocity is
greater than the speed of light? I plan to make another speech.

2018/06/19

PORTABILITY PROJECT

A successful stndpcg make file has been made for apple machine.
It was successfully used to prepare a functioning apple stndpcg
executable. The stndpcg program is now completely portable
between the Windows, Linux and Windows machine. The next
task will be to make the explrpde portable.

Life of A Programmer — Session 5.2 — You are a Quality Assurance Manager

June 18, 2018

Q.A. is a management activity. It is taught in Business
Administration.

You have a college degree in Software Engineering, not
Business Administration.

In spite of all of this, you are still a Quality Assurance
Manager.

The Deming Cycle is the historical basis for all Quality
Assurance Programs.

It basically consists of the following four steps: Plan,
Do, Check the Results, and Analyze the Results.

A computer program is a very special Deming Plan to be
performed at the Client’s site on a computer.

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My Problems With LinkedIn.

June 15, 2018

I need to alert everyone that I do not have a working LinkedIn system.

I have made several attempts at correcting the problems without success.

People trying to connect with me on LinkedIn will be unsuccessful, no
matter how much I want to connect with them.

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June 11, 2018

You are a software engineer. You work for a great software
development company.

Would you believe it if I told you that you are a Quality
Assurance Manager.

You don’t believe it! I don’t blame you.

Q.A. is a management activity. It is taught in Business
Administration.

You have a college degree in Software Engineering, not
Business Administration.

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Blog Alerts May Become Annoying

June 8, 2018

Placing a request to be alerted when I make a post is not the best way to keep track of my activity.

I have made a lot of posts. Some of them are research reports which are individually written with the aid of my Programmable Software Development Tool. Others such as the seminars have been written some time ago and are periodically posted on my blog. Frequently, I will make as many as three posts on a single day.

As a consequence, you are going to get a lot of alerts which may become annoying to you.

Please may I suggest a better way of keeping track of my activities.

I recommend that you follow me on Twitter (@whatifwe2048). You will see that my tweets are the titles of my blog posts in the order of occurrence. You can then easily select the ones that you wish to read,

This approach will give you greater control over your internet traffic.