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How We Test Software at Microsoft® by Alan Page, Ken Johnston, and Bj Rollison

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Chapter 7. Analyzing Risk with Code Complexity

Alan Page

My uncle Frank has fished the rivers of Montana his entire life. To this day, he is a great fisherman. He always knows which combinations of pole, line, and bait have the best chance of catching a fish, and his friends consider him an expert in the field. As good as he is at fishing, he can’t catch fish if there aren’t any in the area of the river where he is fishing. He knows that great equipment and bait aren’t enough, so he also knows how to read depth and flow of the rivers and uses this information to predict accurately where fish will be. The combination of knowing what to do and developing a strategy based on analysis of the fishing area is what makes him so successful.

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