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Upgrading Legacy Software in Data Communications Systems
Description : Changing operational software is a risky business. Omar Bashir offers a case study in matching risk with reward.
Category: [ Overload Journal #82 - Dec 2007 ]
The PfA Papers: The Clean Dozen
Description : Patterns are social animals and are often found in the company of others. This issue, Kevlin Henney looks at where 'Parameterise from Above' has been hanging out.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #81 - Oct 2007 ]
Functional Programming Using C++ Templates (Part 1)
Description : Template metaprogramming can initially seem baffling, but exploring its link to functional programming helps shed some light on things.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #81 - Oct 2007 ]
auto_value: Transfer Semantics for Value Types
Description : In his quest to pass around values efficiently, Richard Harris concludes by looking at ways of transferring ownership, now and in the future.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #81 - Oct 2007 ]
The PfA Papers: From the Top
Description : A characteristic of patterns is that experienced developers often experience a moment of recognition upon reading the write up. Sometimes the write up isn't even needed...
Category: [ Overload Journal #80 - Aug 2007 ]
auto_value: Transfer Semantics for Value Types
Description : "Copy On Write" (COW) sounds like an ideal idiom for avoiding expensive copies. But care must be taken to avoid producing a "mad cow".
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #80 - Aug 2007 ]
The Policy Bridge Design Pattern
Description : Matthieu Gilson offers some thoughts on using a policy based mechanism to build efficient classes from loosely coupled components.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #79 - Jun 2007 ]
A Perspective on Use of Conditional Statements versus Assertions
Description : Simon Sebright offers us the benefit of his experience.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #78 - Apr 2007 ]
Design in Test-Driven Development
Description : With its roots in Japanese just-in-time manufacturing, Test-Driven Development (TDD) puts the traditional development process on its head. Adam Petersen discusses when to use TDD, how to use it successfully, and its use in up-front design.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #78 - Apr 2007 ]
C++ Unit Test Frameworks
Description : There are many Unit Testing frameworks for C++, but which one to use? Chris Main shares his experience of some of them.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #78 - Apr 2007 ]
Programming - Abstraction by Design
Description : Nigel Eke acts as a guide to aspect oriented programming using AspectJ as an example.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #77 - Feb 2007 ]
Exceptional Design
Description : Hubert Matthews discusses some ways to design programs to use exceptions.
Category: [ Overload Journal #77 - Feb 2007 ]
The Singleton in C++ - A force for good?
Description : Alexander Nasonov addresses some problems that arise when using Singleton in C++.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #76 - Dec 2006 ]
C++ Interface Classes - Strengthening Encapsulation
Description : Mark looks at the separation of interface and implementation in C++, and how the separation helps to strengthen encapsulation.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #76 - Dec 2006 ]
The Rise and Fall of Singleton Threaded
Description : Steve Love explores how 'Singletons' in design can seem a good idea at the time, why they are generally a mistake, and what to do if you have them.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #73 - Jun 2006 ]
[ C and C++ | Paradigms ] James O. Coplien
Description : Software: The Next Generation A Weblog by James O. Coplien
Added on : 11 February 2006 22:24:01 +00:00
Test Driven Development of C# User Interfaces
Description :

In my last article I discussed the values in the Agile Manifesto and what they mean to mean. There are many practices that can be used to make yourself more agile. Short iterations, the planning game, pair programming, and refactoring are a few of the practices present in eXtreme programming. The practice of most value to me, and the practice that many recommend to use as a starting point, is Test Driven Development - TDD.


Category: [ CVu Journal Vol 17, #6 - Dec 2005 ]
Debuggers Should Go Backwards
Description :

The computer science community has shown a woeful lack of interest in debugging, which given the huge economic cost of debugging is somewhat mysterious. However, there may be signs of "green shoots" in the desert landscape of debugging tools.


Category: [ CVu Journal Vol 17, #6 - Dec 2005 ]

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