Taswar Bhatti
The synonyms of software simplicity
Category: Agile

Here are some tips on motivating software development teams Not exactly like the image above, but more realistic motivation for knowledge based people, especially developers. Being a lead for many years I found these tips very useful so I though I would share them, and to be honest they are mostly just common sense stuff. […]


I remember watching a talk on infoq by Michael Feathers. He said something about growing your software teams organically like a garden. An example he gave is, you don’t yell at the lettuce for not growing, you have to nurture it and help it, try different things so that it grows better. If you have […]


Thanks to everyone who came to Unit Testing with Mocking Framework at the code camp today, I will get those Typemock license to the 2 winners. Here is the code if anyone is interested https://github.com/taswar/Ottawa-IT-Code-Camp-Unit-Testing-with-Mocking-Framework Here is the presentation. Mocking a Unit Test Story on Prezi

browser testing

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Ottawa .Net Community talk yesterday on WatiN , SpecFlow, BDD, WebDriver, I had a blast. I would like to thank everyone who came out for the talk. Here is my presentation WatiN – Web Application Testing on Prezi You can find the code on github https://github.com/taswar/ODNC-WatiN-And-SpecFlow-Demo-Code Additional […]


Here are some recommendations to any team lead or development manager to have effective agile teams. Note: these are just recommendations Get a white board for your Kanban or Scrum task and stick iteration tasks on the board publicly not in your office or cubicle Get every developer 2 monitors, that includes the QA since […]


There are certainly many ways to stub out dependency, using constructor injection, etc etc. Here is one way to quickly stub out ServiceLocator rather than implementing ServiceLocatorStub. Lets say you have code that uses a helper and the dependency is not quite the responsibility of that object but its the sub object that uses it. […]


So there is this character (antagonist) in this TV series “Heroes”, and his name is Sylar People might also know him from the new Star Trek movie, where he plays the young Spock. Anyways, back to the Sylar character, in the show he plays a serial killer who kills people with ability (e.g flying, shooting […]