Saturday, November 26, 2005

JRDF is out

Another bug fix release. This time it was problems in the parser with RDF/XML literals and a fix for EscapeUtil. The first was an interesting problem, not directly to do with fixing the problem per se, but trying to maneuver the code in such a way as to only use the standard Java SDK. The second was a simple regex change and finding out how Unicode support has changed from 1.4 to 1.5 (and how it breaks certain regexs from 1.4). It now means that JRDF works under 1.4 and 1.5 as expected.

Both of these problems reinforce the idea that without tests to prove code works almost always means that it doesn't.

Microsoft has an interesting and incorrect words on TDD (from here).

UPDATE: Microsoft seems to have pulled the above mentioned article, although it's still available in Google's cache.

UPDATE 2: More comments artima developer forum.

UPDATE 3: Microsoft Gets TDD Completely Wrong "Microsoft has completely missed the point of TDD. They got it wrong. Do not follow their guidelines: they will decrease productivity. You'll find that the process they've described doesn't work. If you stick with it, you'll find yourself writing increasingly bad code to work around its problems."
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