Tag: pressure

  • On Being Stuck, Part 1

    On Being Stuck, Part 1

    In mid-1987, I was in trouble. Not real, actual trouble, but deadline trouble. I was supposed to be making great gains on my master’s thesis, but I wasn’t. In fact I was stuck. “Software Testing Strategies for Automatic Test Data Generators” was going nowhere. I don’t today remember exactly what the pressure was, but I…