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Is this a bug?

Written by  on August 25, 2020

Let’s assume the following situation: in the past a feature was implemented, a full DoD (code review, manual test, stakeholder approval, ..) was done and the ticket successfully closed.
Suddenly someone realizes that a second feature, which is closely related to the first one, should have that behaviour as well. The circle of people cavilling about the lack of functionality is identical with the people writing the requirements and doing the validation of the implementation of feature one.

So, is this a bug?
No, this is a new task!

It is devaluating the efforts of all people involved in first place, because the work was delivered like ordered. Nobody complained – until now.
Let me explain, because this sounds like nitpicking and fussing about the wording. But the inner problem is, when stakeholder and requirement engineers couldn’t capture all use-cases or had implicit, inner expectations and did not note them down before (or while) development, then you can’t suddenly name the lack of some additonal change a bug.
Or you can. If you want to piss of your developers :>

Another aspect: at the end of sprints or releases reviews are done. And at this very moment only numbers matter. You won’t dive into the details of each tickets – so only the binning of the types of solved issues matter. And mislabelling the aforementioned tasks as bugs can make a good-team result appear like a “barely made it over the finishing line”.

education 2020

Written by  on May 21, 2020

People always talk always about shopping & happiness. Now I can understand :’) Just booked for the upcoming weeks for my education “Workshop: Deep Learning für Natural Language Processing (NLP)” && “iSAQB Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Foundation Level (CPSA-FL)” <3 #neverstoplearning

nota bene: and HSK1 for Mandarin will be tackled as well!

Covid-19, PanOffice and how my education-plan imploded

Written by  on May 14, 2020

A note before the actual post: a week ago, while proofreading I’ve noticed that some of the following statements, which are meant truly neutral, could and would leave a stale aftertaste. That’s definitely not the intention; it’s more a snapshot of the current state (like for a chronicle). On the other hand: if I would censor it more, I can trash as well the whole post. Because ten thousands of texts were already written about the curent state of human society and the impact of Covid-19.
So, read it with a pinch of salt: we are lucky to be healthy and that we don’t suffer from more harsh conditions.

 

More than two months ago Sars-CoV-2 -induced infections scaled up in Germany and hit us without much preparation. Us includes me, my family, my workplace, society at all.
Read more…

;)

Written by  on April 7, 2020

Localisations

Written by  on January 24, 2020

The Qt framework offers a quite nice and convenient way to localize your application.
Not only how to mark inside the code translateable strings (tr(..)), but also that the translation-mappings are human-readable xml-format files (*.ts), but also their own tool to do the translation (Linguist). Linguist is quite helpful for translator who sometimes also have to have a look at the “what would you get with that translation of different size inside the widget”-result (more or less: WYSIWYG).

Noticed today some flaws in the localisation of MTuner (nice memory profiler) and offered some help.
This is what I love about OSS: you don’t just take, but can also lend a helping hand and improve the quality 🙂

Retrospective view at 2018

Written by  on February 1, 2019

The first month of 2019 already passed. And we passed it with flying colors!
But let’s have a look at 2018 – a year full of challenges and success: I’ve worked full-time, organized and participated in advanced courses for Python and in Requirements Engineering (officially: IREB Requirements Engineering Foundation Level-approved) and pursued a new employment as software engineer.

And I wrote some software in my spare-time, as you can see in the graph for the public github-repositories. The gaps in the commits can be explained with the birth of my daughter and the time where I acquired the new job and moved nearly 900 km across the country. Yay! Nice personal projects were and are Cullendula and the Daily Coding Challenges, which I solve mostly with fully Unit-tested Python (3).

More new, hands-on knowledge was gained in the area of CMake and Qt-charts.
Well – 2018 was great. Let me make 2019 greater! 💪

new section: page for “TIL – today I learned”

Written by  on September 18, 2018

TIL or real post? Questions over questions.
Sometimes some newly acquired enlightenment is too “small” or my new knowledge is just the start for the future journey. Or just some news.
Then I think that a full fledged post is a bit “breaking a butterfly on a wheel”. Therefore I introduced the page: TIL – today I learned.

*tadaa*

business card: put everything technically possible in the balance

Written by  on May 8, 2018

Some weeks ago I thought that it would be nice to have some business cards and then I started to think about the data I want to share, the design and what could underline my claim to be above-average?

A paper-card with all data: standard.
Adding QR-codes to lead the user to my homepage: nice.
Adding another, bigger QR-code to the back to give him all the aforementioned data plus address: better.
Putting a NFC NTAG216-sticker on the back which delivers on reading ALL information with the slightest effort: my level!

And yes, I think you noticed my pride. I am pleased with the result 🙂

hint: created the QR-codes with the help of QR-monkey – well designed and comfortable to use

visualise your github <3

Written by  on May 8, 2018

Will create a nice overview of your projects, the amount of commits and the used languages. I like it 🙂
http://ghv.artzub.com/#user=marcelpetrick

current workplace: new category for annalist reasons (chronicle)

Written by  on April 19, 2018

Tools in use for daily development-tasks:
* development with C++11 & Qt 5.5 & boost 1.5.9
* Visual Studio 2015 and 2013 with Incredibuild and the power of ~100 PC as slaves
* QtCreator 4.6 for QML/Widgets/smaller projects
* MPC as buildsystem (converts to vcxproj/sln-files for VS)
* SVN (Tortoise SVN 1.9) for version-control company-wide
* Git (SmartGit 18.1) for our team-sources and better branching-control
* AutoIt-skripts for automation-tasks

* Agile/Scrum-like project-management (sprints; standups)
* daily stand-ups for the core-dev-team
* two weekly stand-ups for the full team
* Jira for tickets
* Crucible+FishEye for code-reviews

* MagicDraw/DOORS for modelling/test-cases
* pgAdmin for SQL-related things
* RapidEnvironmentEditor to edit conveniently environment variables
* cygwin/GNUwin32-tools as POSIX-bash-replacement
* Jenkins for the continuous build
* Notepad++ as helpful XML-editor

* medium-sized company; team-size 10-15