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Ben Barden

New music: Night Sessions

I’m moving to a new flat on Monday, so I’m quite busy packing and preparing for the move. Instead of the usual blog post, this week I’d like to share some music I’ve written, which went up on streaming sites this morning. It’s an EP of six tracks, titled “Night Sessions” and written under the name “GFD”. Read More

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Getting things done

One of the first things I learned in Scrum is the importance of a task being “Done”. In short, until something is done, you don’t get the value. Getting a task to “Done” might not be as simple as someone picking it up and doing it. Sometimes, it’s good for members of a team to pair up and… Read More

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A few things I’ve learned about software testing

My first tech job was at a large insurance company, in an IT department of 60 people. I started as a trainee developer, and slowly started learning software development. After a number of years, I noticed an internal vacancy for a test manager*. I remember reading the job spec and thinking, wow, this sounds like something I’d be interested… Read More

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