Hypotheticals

Interesting observation from recent technology related discussions: people are quick to use hypotheticals to assail a view they disagree with, just as quick to reject them when defending their own. The rhetoric seems to run towards this: for the former “If we do that, how do we possibly support situation X?” and the latter “Lets’ be practical, situation X doesn’t apply now and probably never will.”

Lunch Talk

I have been working on a presentation for a lunch talk at work, on testing in JavaScript. I had been struggling with a framing and approach that appealed for such a complex subject. By trying to keep some kind of story in mind, really my own coming from testing older technologies, it finally clicked. Now I am excited to finish the slide deck, before it was hard to find the motivation.