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Test to Code Ratio

I’ve just been watching the following talk over on InfoQ: Software Quality — You know it when you see it.  Thanks to Craig over at SoftViz for pointing me to it.  The talk is quite interesting, with the focus being primarily around using innovative visualizations of software to gauge quality.

But, that’s not what . . . → Read More: Test to Code Ratio

Whiley v0.3.14 Released!

Finally, it’s time for yet another release.  The main change with this release has been a reworking of the compiler framework into a more serious build system called, unsurprisingly, the Whiley Builder System (wybs).  This has helped integration with both Ant and Eclipse.  However, there remain a few aspects of it that need improvement, . . . → Read More: Whiley v0.3.14 Released!

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) denies problem with Leap Year?

It’s 8:30am on the 29th Februrary, 2012.  After a large number of complaints, ATM and Eftpos services are finally restored for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).  See this, this and this for more details.

Why is this interesting? Well, CBA is denying it had anything to do with the leap year.  Just a . . . → Read More: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) denies problem with Leap Year?

Jobs versus Allen

I’ve recently finished Paul Allen’s excellent memoir entitled “Idea Man” and the recent biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Obviously, I didn’t read them at the same time … but one after there other! But, they were a fascinating read taken together, as they cover some of the same story from . . . → Read More: Jobs versus Allen

Type Aliasing in Java?

A problem I often encounter in Java is that I want to say “these two things are the same”, but Java won’t let me. Suppose I want to maintain an int[] array which is always sorted in my program. So, whenever I get one of these things, I can rely on it being sorted. Here’s . . . → Read More: Type Aliasing in Java?