Cool things I read this week (12-Oct-2014)

I read. A lot. And I share the 5 best things I read every week. This week features IE8, remote teams, security and testing.
1. IE8 disables redirects when security setting is set to high
2. Joel Spolsky on remote engineering teams
3. What managers think they know about automation (58 minutes)
4. People literally give up crucial personal data for a cookie
5. This funny tweet by Jason Huggins

My notes

1. IE8 disables redirects when security setting is set to high
Sigh IE8. I discovered this nugget when I successfully traced down why users in specific physical location were unable to access our product on IE8.

2. Joel Spolsky on remote engineering teams
Lever documents the key takeaways from Joel Spolsky’s visit. I am thrilled that we do so many of the listed things at Qxf2.

3. What managers think they know about automation (58 minutes)
I watched this Dororthy Graham talk. Lot of good arguments against common misconceptions around automation.

4. People literally give up crucial personal data for a cookie
This study depresses me. Its no wonder that most security hacks are likely to happen like this XKCD cartoon.

5. This funny tweet by Jason Huggins

Arunkumar Muralidharan
I want to find out what conditions produce remarkable software. A few years ago, I chose to work as the first professional tester at a startup. I successfully won credibility for testers and established a world class team. I have lead the testing for early versions of multiple products. Today, I run Qxf2 Services. Qxf2 provides software testing services for startups. If you are interested in what Qxf2 offers or simply want to talk about testing, you can contact me at: mak@qxf2.com. I like testing, math, chess and dogs.

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