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Programming Topics and Overload Journal #127 - June 2015

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Meet the Social Side of Your Codebase
Description : Programming requires collaboration. Adam Tornhill suggests some ways to uncover communication paths in your organisation.

Mocks are Bad, Layers are Bad
Description : Many people use mocks in their unit tests. Andy Balaam asks if there’s a better way.

Non-Superfluous People: Architects
Description : No developer is an island. Sergey Ignatchenko continues his series of non-superfluous people by looking at the role of architects.

Terse Exception Messages
Description : Log files often contain ‘error’ information. Chris Oldwood suggests they rarely contain anything that could be considered helpful.

Get Debugging Better!
Description : The GNU debugger has several useful features you may not know. Jonathan Wakely shows us how to save time and pain with some simple tricks.

Make and Forward Consultables and Delegates
Description : Sometimes forwarding to a contained object requires lots of boilerplate code. Nicolas Bouillot introduces consultables and delegates to automate this.