Monthly Archives: December 2013

Premature Optimization, or just not Wasteful?

I completely agree with the prevailing wisdom that optimization should only follow a demonstrated need for it. All smug and self-assured I code away merrily until I run into a situation that makes things all messy and complicated… Here’s the … Continue reading

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The Power and Pain of Automated Tests

At my current shop we are relying very heavily on automated regression testing; unit, integration, system, anything we can automate. We also measure our code coverage during test runs as one way of monitoring their thoroughness. They’re also peer-reviewed. All … Continue reading

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