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Bill Dudney

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SYS-CON Radio interviews Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director Eclipse Software Listen to the interview... ... (more)

Why "Eclipse Developer's Journal" and Why Now?

When I was first asked to take on the role of Editor in Chief for Eclipse Developer's Journal (EDJ) I naturally asked myself this same question. Why do we need a journal dedicated to Eclipse right now? I believe there are two main answers: 1. the community is large and growing, and 2. the community would benefit from a magazine focused exclusively on the Eclipse ecosystem. While I searched the Net I found several existing outlets to talk about Eclipse and its related technologies, but none of them are focused exclusively on Eclipse and the community around it. So I said yes and he... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews Versant

SYS-CON Radio interviews Manish Chandra, Vice President Worldwide Marketing for Versant. Listen to the interview... ... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews Sun Microsystems

SYS-CON Radio interviews John Crupi, Distinguished Engineer for Sun Microsystems Listen to the interview... ... (more)

JUnit, Assertions, and Management

I've recently been having a discussion about the quality of JUnit tests and how manager types might be able to judge the quality of the tests. In my mind this is not so easy to resolve. I know managers (especially on very big projects) need a way to judge the quality of what is being delivered, but often they take their statistics far too seriously. As an example, take code coverage calculated by Clover or the like. As a developer I find code coverage results to be a fantastic tool to determine if my developer tests are covering all the code under test that they should. And to a c... (more)