There seems to be a bushel load of great blog posts the last couple of days.
Jay Flowers has a Tour De Force article presenting the beginnings of a metric to measure the testability of code. One major reason newcomers to TDD become discouraged and struggle with TDD is that they’re not writing testable code. If you’re new to TDD the very best advice I can give you is to just assume from the beginning that you must change the way you code. TDD is going to put a much higher priority on loose coupling and stronger cohesion than you might without TDD. Jay is working towards providing guidance tools for TDD newcomers to aid in TDD adoption, especially with legacy code.
Cory Foy has a nice post entitled We’re only as agile as our process about dealing with bureaucracy. I have a nearly absolute lack of patience for any kind of red tape and I feel his pain.