Testability

Q&A with Fran Buontempo on Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms

Q&A with Fran Buontempo on Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms

Fran Buontempo is the author of Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning for Programmers, published in 2019 by The Pragmatic Programmer. She is the editor of ACCU’s Overload magazine. She has published articles and given talks centered on technology and machine learning. With a PhD in data mining, she has been programming professionally since the 1990s. During her career as a programmer, she has championed unit testing, mentored newer developers, deleted quite a bit of code and fixed a variety of bugs.

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 2: rapid prototyping and respecting reality

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 2: rapid prototyping and respecting reality

(Part 2 of 2) Whether we code, weld or stitch products together, everything we make for our users contains design problems to solve. How we solve these problems can, at the very least, minimise time-to-market and maximise innovation returns. What development techniques do designers use when designing and testing physical products? Can the design of textiles shine light on (systems? software?) development? Conflux spoke to one-person startup Sarah Giblin, founder of Kickstarter success RiutBag, to discover her unique and effective approach to product development. This article is part two of two.

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 1: metrics and co-creation

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 1: metrics and co-creation

(Part 1 of 2) Whether we code, weld or stitch products together, everything we make for our users contains design problems to solve. How we solve these problems can, at the very least, minimise time-to-market and maximise innovation returns. What development techniques do designers use when designing and testing physical products? Can the design of textiles shine light on (systems? software?) development? Conflux spoke to one-person startup Sarah Giblin, founder of Kickstarter success RiutBag, to discover her unique and effective approach to product development. This article is part one of two.

Conflux acquires Skelton Thatcher Publications - new books for engineers

Conflux acquires Skelton Thatcher Publications - new books for engineers

Conflux has acquired Skelton Thatcher Publications, a pioneering publisher of books for engineers and practitioners in the software industry.

The Team Guide books from Skelton Thatcher Publications cover Software Operability, Metrics for Business Decisions, Software Testability, and Software Releasability, all areas that are often overlooked by organisations building software systems.

Good logging — the foundation of operability for Serverless and IoT

Good logging — the foundation of operability for Serverless and IoT

Serverless is an emerging “new normal” for web-based applications and services where the unit of deployment and billing is a single function a few lines of code in length. Serverless enables radical transparency in billing and radical ease of use for developers; when combined with with marketplace (“app store”) offerings from cloud vendors like AWS — allowing teams to compose applications from pre-built functions rather than writing everything themselves — the Serverless provides hugely accelerated development times and (often) reduced operational cost.