Are developers better than testers?


A lot of people view testers as second-class citizens; probably because QA guys rarely 'create' stuff like devs do (although they sometimes do original work creating test frameworks and platforms). They are more similar to editors who verify the work of authors. However, testers are just as important as developers; without QA the end product … Continue reading Are developers better than testers?

What Endian are you? Big or little?


Have you read Gulliver's travels? If you have then you must have read about endianness. The Lilliputians were divided into two factions over what end of an egg to break – the big end or the small end. Isn't it interesting that such a petty and seemingly trivial issue caused both parties to become embroiled in … Continue reading What Endian are you? Big or little?

Book Review: Coders At Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming


I recently completed reading Coders at work (well, I must have spent approximately 8 weeks trying to complete it; not a record I am proud of but still it's better than nothing!) I think the book is a good read even though some of the interviews dragged on for too long. Peter Siebel, the author, … Continue reading Book Review: Coders At Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming