Overload Journal 68 - August 2005

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  • Editorial: Size Does Matter  WEB  PDF
    By Alan Griffiths
    The way that one goes about developing and delivering a software project depends critically on the scale of the project. Discuss.

  • Software Project Management: Adding Stakeholder Metrics to Agile Projects  WEB  PDF
    By Tom Gilb
    Agile methods need to include stakeholder metrics in order to ensure that projects focus better on the critical requirements, and that projects are better able to measure their achievements, and to adapt to feedback. This paper presents a short, simple defined process for evolutionary project management (Evo), and discusses its key features.

  • Investigating Java Class Loading  WEB  PDF
    By Roger Orr

  • C-side Re-sort  WEB  PDF
    By Kevlin Henney
    In spite of the attention given to object-oriented development, TDD and modern testing frameworks, it is worth understanding how and why unit testing has an important role to play in general, regardless of the technologies or broader development philosophy involved. This article walks through a simple example, highlighting some of the motivation behind basic unit testing and the practices involved but without following through into TDD.

  • C++ Interface Classes - Noise Reduction  WEB  PDF
    By Mark Radford
    Interface classes are a principle mechanism for separating a class' interface from its implementation in C++. I wrote an introduction to interface classes in a previous article. In this article, I intend to explore interface classes - and their implementation classes - further.

  • A Technique for Register Access in C++  WEB  PDF
    By Pete Goodliffe
    This article discusses a C++ scheme for accessing hardware registers in an optimal way.

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