Is this really esoteric?
I came across this on java.net this morning. Some of you regulars may have already seen this. Martin Fowler has written about DiffDebugging which is just a fancy shmancy name for finding out what recent change caused a regression problem. That something like this has been documented -- against the grain of the Agile manifesto -- doesn't suprise me all that much. What does is that java.net gave it frontpage coverage [if you can call it that. I am never sure anymore.] My question is: doesn't everybody already do this? Isn't that the logical starting point? I don't imagine initiating new team members by letting them in on our team's little secret. That's right son, 'round here we use DiffDebugging. Yes, that will be the day!