Friday Reads – 27th November 2015 – #12

Code Coverage is a Useless Target Measure

You can have 100% code coverage and no asserts. Code coverage is still very useful for a measure of paths tested, just not very good for setting is as a target.

Test-Driven Development Is Stupid

Focusses on the lunacy of writing ALL your test cases first, rather than the Red-Green-Refactor pattern.

What Do Programmers Want?

Pretty much says it all.

3 Reasons Why Daily Scrums Take So Much Time

I remember working on a project with 45 minute scrums daily! Fortunately, these are banished to the distant past.

The Day Google Deleted Me

A small warning: some colourful language in this one. Pretty funny, though.


After a chance discussion with a colleague, I thought I’d share this. It’s an older article from 2013, but documents  why the creator of MySQL decided to fork it to create a MariaDB.

DB-Engines Ranking

Despite the sentiment of its original creator (see above article) the popularity of MySQL (now Oracle-owned) remains in rude health.


The New Framework:

Arbitrary Goals:

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