As usual, the editors did a great job selecting metaphorically appropriate art work, and there is lots of other good content in the issue, including an interesting commentary by Lee Copeland on testing, Scrum, and "testing sprints."
I won't repeat anything I say in the article (since I already said it), but I want to add some philosophical comments. The question of working in environments that use IDEs for development and integration builds that are driven by other tools is one that I care about because it involves some of the issues that often cause a lot of angst and discussion on development teams:
- Standardization and the effects of tools on individual and team productivity, and
- Repetition: having the same information in two places.
I hope that you find the article interesting and thought-provoking.
Note: There was a production error that caused an old bio to show up in the print edition. I work at Humedica, not where the bio says .