Error free programming
So the latest Ask Slashdot is
concerned with writing ultra stable software in C++. Of course you have
the usual anti-C++ crowd immediately crawl out of the wood work but
there was one post that was interesting... well ok not the post itself
but the link they referred to was:
the Right Stuff.
In brief the article refers to the work of the "on-board shuttle group"
and their software defect rate. I've had this very article mentioned to
me several times before by a work colleague and only now have I actually
gotten around to reading it. The most interesting part of the article
was not what it said but what it didn't. Notice at no stage was the
programming language they used mentioned. Why? Because it is not
relevant. In essence the trick to achieving 99.9% reliability is process
Infact I'm confident that the "on-board shuttle group" will pass the
Joel Spolsky test.
Well I've finally gotten around to finding a new home for my site. While there
is not much on here at the moment at least there is something.
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