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by Bill Venners, June 14, 2004 1 message
This article shows you how to pass context to unit and conformance tests by supplying settings properties to Artima SuiteRunner.
by Bill Venners, May 24, 2004 26 messages
This article compares four different approaches to testing private methods in Java classes.
by Arash Barirani and Jeffrey Blake, May 10, 2004 6 messages
Have performance problems? This article outlines a methodology and a plan of attack in solving performance problems in a web-based system.
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Luke Hohmann talks with Bill Venners about the impact licensing models have on software architecture, the sustainability of open source business models, and the benefits of providing licensing options.
by Bill Venners, April 12, 2004 3 messages
Luke Hohmann talks with Bill Venners about the different roles of technical and marketing architects, the source of innovation, and the importance of pursuing the same vision of the future.
by Bill Venners, April 5, 2004 1 message
Luke Hohmann talks with Bill Venners about the social role of software architects, the value of sticking with a product release after release, and the importance of domain knowledge.
by Bill Venners, March 29, 2004 5 messages
Luke Hohmann talks with Bill Venners about mapping software architecture to human needs, choosing languages for social reasons, and selecting the appropriate architectural granularity.
by Bill Venners, March 22, 2004 7 messages
Luke Hohmann talks with Bill Venners about entropy reduction, the cost of change, and programming as choreography.
by Bill Venners, March 15, 2004 1 message
Luke Hohmann talks with Bill Venners about architecture and culture, the importance of completeness in new architectures, and implementing features in spikes.
by Bill Venners, March 8, 2004 8 messages
Bertrand Meyer talks with Bill Venners about strategies for dealing with failure, where to check preconditions, and when it's appropriate to design for reuse.
by Bill Venners, March 1, 2004 22 messages
Bertrand Meyer talks with Bill Venners about how Design by Contract relates to test-driven development.
by Bill Venners, February 23, 2004 35 messages
Bjarne Stroustrup talks with Bill Venners about many aspects of software design, including growing small applications into larger ones, avoiding class distinctions between designers and users, the dangers of premature generalization, and the essence of elegance.
by Bill Venners, February 16, 2004 10 messages
Bjarne Stroustrup talks with Bill Venners about raising the level of abstraction, why programming is understanding, how "oops happens," and the difference between premature and prudent optimization.
by Bill Venners with Bruce Eckel, February 9, 2004 4 messages
Eric Gunnerson, the C# Compiler Program Manager at Microsoft, talks with Bruce Eckel and Bill Venners about several architectural design decisions in .NET, including multiple inheritance of interface, the emphasis on messaging over mobile code, internal access in assemblies, and the side-by-side execution answer to DLL Hell.
by Bill Venners with Bruce Eckel, February 2, 2004 15 messages
Anders Hejlsberg, the lead C# architect, talks with Bruce Eckel and Bill Venners about IL instructions, non-virtual methods, unsafe code, value types, and immutables.