Monday, 11 August 2008

Testing at the Speed of Light

Two contrasting reads for me this morning

First I read that the Large Hadron Collider Begins Testing - subatomic particles smashing into each other at virtually the speed of light creating between 600 million and 1 billion collisions each second.
I'd love to see the test plan, test cases and test data for that beast !

The stats are just mindblowing - as are the pictures of the machinery involved, some awesome ones can be seen here

Then I read the latest entry of QA Hates You ( 'hate' is such a strong word though ) with yet more examples of how small details are missed out.

Seems we can track 1 billion subatomic particles travelling at 186000 miles a second but checking for a missing 'www' is too hard...

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