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December 16, 2014

Abstractions For Binary Search, Part 9: What Do We Need to Test?

Many people confuse the idea of a test case working correctly with the idea of a program producing correct output.

December 11, 2014

Hosting USB

I wanted to like the Vinculum. I really did.

December 09, 2014

Abstractions for Binary Search, Part 8: What Does It Mean To Say "It Works?"

Last week, we talked in general terms about how to test a binary-search function. Now let's get specific.

Farewell, Dr. Dobb's

After 38 years of glory, the long run of Dr. Dobb's has come to an end. - Architecture & Design

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Jolt Awards 2015: Coding Tools

The best tools available for creating, testing, and debugging code. - Jolt Awards

The Long Death of Project Hosting Sites

Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline. - Web Development

Testing for Failures with Python

Writing solid code means knowing that when programs fail, they do so gracefully and predictably. Unit testing verifies this. - Testing

We Need More Agile IT Now!

While IT is becoming more Agile, the rate of change in business requires even faster adoption of Agility. - Design

Clarity of Goals: The Most Important Element of Product Success

Complete clarity and constant communication of goals are as important to a product's success as execution, perhaps more so. - Design

Building Node.js Projects in Visual Studio

Developing server-side apps with the popular Node.js framework can now be done with the full support of Visual Studio IntelliSense, debugging, and project management. - Tools

Building Portable Games in C++

The cocos-2d-x open source framework can be used to build games, apps, and other interactive software in C++. Here's a hands-on guide to using it to write and port games. - C/C++

Debugging Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Intel XDK

Using the Intel XDK IDE to debug an app from an iPad, an iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices. - Mobile

Events of Interest

December 11-12. Washington, D.C. ModevCon

March 2-6, 2015 London, UK. QCon London

March 5-8, 2015. Recife, Brazil. Tropical Ruby

March 17-19, 2015. Boston, MA. O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference

March 23-24, 2015. Palo Alto, CA. Evans Data's 11th Annual Developer Relations Conference

April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015

April 27-30, 2015. Baltimore, MD. 11th Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference

May 4-8, 2015. Chicago, IL. Microsoft Ignite Conference

May 12-14, 2015. Zaragoza, Spain.Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015

Videos of Past Events

September 2014. Atlassian Summit 2014

September 2013. JavaOne

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

May 2013. Google I/O

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit