Performance optimisation – for machines or people?

I recently watched a video and listened to a podcast that form an interesting pair of opinions about performance.  The video is Patterns for high-performance C# and the podcast is SE-Radio Episode 357: Adam Barr on Software Quality. There are two things where the podcast and video have no differences: the system must behave correctly, … Continue reading Performance optimisation – for machines or people?

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