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May 18, 2012  6:32 AM

Inventor of the Wiki: what technical debt really means

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, wiki

Ward Cunningham is famously the inventor of the first wiki and also (perhaps less famously) the inventor of Class Responsibility Collaboration (CRC) cards -- a brainstorming tool used in the design of object-oriented software. In a

May 4, 2012  6:02 AM

Software application development enters the litigious society

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ALM, Code, Coverity, Software Quality, Software testing

It's always refreshing to see vendors talking about real issues on their product managers' and evangelists' blogs without trying to spin a press release out of every corporate gurgle and fart that percolates out of the company message set. So it was that I came to read source code quality...


March 17, 2011  4:34 PM

Knitting patterns for the software patchwork quilt

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
analysis, Code, Kernels

I was speaking with software integrity specialist Coverity this week. So what is software integrity you ask? Well it's pretty much what it sounds like i.e. the process of examining the software stack from the top to the core to ensure that code, components & plug-ins are sitting as they should...


January 27, 2011  10:46 AM

Don’t grow dreadlocks over code deadlocks

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, multithreading, parallelism, Programming, quality

In software application development, a so-called "deadlock" is a situation where two or more tasks permanently block each other by each task having a lock on a resource (within the software system), which other tasks are also trying to lock. Think of two people who both need two spanners to...


December 6, 2010  12:03 PM

RunRev’s Speedy iPhone/iPad Compile-free App Programming

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, Command line, Compilers, ipad, iPhone

Immodestly named Runtime Revolution Ltd. has introduced what it claims is the "fastest way" to create applications for iPhone and iPad with its LiveCode compile-free deployment...


August 9, 2010  11:24 AM

Where will cloud computing take us in five-years time?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Code, Metadata, RAD, Security

Cloud computing has a problem. The problem is that people, companies, programmers and (god forbid) bloggers and technology journalists all talk about it an awful lot. With issues such as...


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