Bug Babble

Bugs, debuggers, stuff

June, 2004

  • Bug Babble

    Trying out TDD

    • 2 Comments
    I started developing a hobby project at home to try using TDD. I pretty quickly came to an issue. The app needs to store and update information in the ApplicationData directory. I want to unit test this functionality, but I don't want it mucking with...
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    The Debugger is useless.

    • 10 Comments
    Cyrus says he doesn't need a debugger when developing managed code. He is not advocating using printf here. He is claiming that with TDD (Test Driven Development) most of his bugs can be resolved by "sitting and mulling on it" and having a "gestalt flash...
  • Bug Babble

    New to us Games

    • 0 Comments
    My wife Shai just got a 'new' old video game: Equestriad 2001 . We had to run it in Windows 98 compatibility mode or it would randomly exit on WinXP. (In my opinion the compatibility guys are unsung heros.) I've also been playing a 'new to me' video game...
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    A few Great Books

    • 114 Comments
    I lent out a couple of books today. For nonfiction books I measure how good they are by how many times I tell my wife about some snippet in the book. For great books, Shai can't read them, because I've basically narrated the entire book to her. I lent...
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    A few Great Books

    • 4 Comments
    I lent out a couple of books today. For nonfiction books I measure how good they are by how many times I tell my wife about some snippet in the book. For great books, Shai can't read them, because I've basically narrated the entire book to her. I lent...
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    Left Side, Right Side

    • 4 Comments
    Never refer to two software components as 'The Left Side' and 'The Right Side'. The name will stick, and resist any attempt at change. The underlying debugging componets for the CLR are loaded into both the debugger and the debuggee. I remember which...
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