Here be dragons: testing your error handling code

Who tests the error handling parts of their code?  You might want to start doing this after watching this very interesting video from Goto Conference 2016.  Among other things, the speaker summarises a paper that investigates catastrophic failures in things like MapReduce, Cassandra etc. 58% of the catastrophic failures could have been prevented by testing … Continue reading Here be dragons: testing your error handling code

Statistics Without the Agonising Pain, and Statistics for Hackers

John Rauser, data scientist at Pinterest, has an excellent video called Statistics Without the Agonising Pain.  Less than 12 minutes, and it explains a useful stats term (statistical significance) to people who can code but don't know stats.  It does this very well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dnw46eC-0o Another video along similar lines, by Jake Vanderplas.  It builds on … Continue reading Statistics Without the Agonising Pain, and Statistics for Hackers