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Extreme Programming

Elliotte Rusty Harold has touched off a small war in his response to Martin Fowler's recent entry on so-called Humane Interfaces. One facet of the debate is an example comparing the equivalent "List" classes from Ruby (Array) and Java (java.util.List). Java's list class has 25 methods while Ruby's has 78 methods. Martin uses that fact to conclude that Ruby's list class is somehow more "humane...
on Dec 7, 2005
In Testing MVC actions, mock objects and code coverage, Simon Brown wonders aloud about how to think about the issue of code coverage via tests. It's quite simple really... The rationale for testing and high test-coverage rates is exactly the same as for brushing your teeth and flossing everyday.
on Jan 21, 2004
Bob Martin starts a raucous discussion when he states that Debuggers are wasteful Timesinks. To paraphrase a character from the last Matrix movie... Debuggers are just a tool. It is how the tool is used that is good or bad.
on Nov 30, 2003