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?

Balancing big picture and details when coding, testing and documenting

Introduction I very much hope that this avoids being a rant.  I also hope it avoids being self-indulgently clever rather than being helpful.  Finally, I understand that people learn in different ways; I think I like images and like to get the big picture before getting into detail.  Other people like to be led along … Continue reading Balancing big picture and details when coding, testing and documenting