Archive for the ‘cpsc461’ Category

Today’s Project Meeting

Monday, May 9th, 2005

Click here for today’s milestone. If you’re having trouble thinking of tests to perform, click here for some pretty good suggestions.

Software Milestone Exercise

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

Click here for today’s Lab Exercise.

Today’s Lab Exercises

Monday, April 25th, 2005

Click here for the Function Point Estimation Exercise and here for details about today’s project meeting.

Lab Exercises

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Click here for the Code Coverage Testing exercise and here for notes on the next project meeting.

Lab Exercises

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Click here for the Unit Testing Exercise and here for the project meeting agenda.

Schedule Change

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Please note that I’ve rearranged the Course Outline slightly. We will spend the entire week on metrics, covering Chapters 15 and 22, returning to Chapter 21 next week.

Lab Session

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Click here for today’s Refactoring Exercise and here for the project meeting agenda.

Quotes from Dijkstra and Knuth

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Thought you might like these. Edsger Dijkstra, from How do we tell truths that might hurt?

The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offence.

And Donald Knuth, from an interview in Dr. Dobb’s Journal

DDJ: You’ve mentioned Edsger Dijkstra. What do you think of his work?

DK: His great strength is that he is uncompromising. It would make him physically ill to think of programming in C++.

Today’s Lab

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Click here for the Cohesion and Coupling Exercise and here for the next project milestone.

Tufte on PowerPoint

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

Here’s a copy of Edward Tufte’s Wired article Why PowerPoint is Evil.