Review: Structured Programming (Dahl, Dijkstra, and Hoare)

Structured Programming, by O.-J. Dahl, E.W. Dijkstra, and C.A.R. Hoare. Academic Press, 1972.  This year (2012) is the 40th anniversary of this text, but it holds up well. It consists of three essays: "Notes on Structured Programming" by E.W. Dijkstra Continue reading Review: Structured Programming (Dahl, Dijkstra, and Hoare)

Review – Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests

Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests, by Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce, ISBN 0-321-50362-7   Freeman and Pryce explain Test-Driven Development through an extended example. (They have a somewhat different perspective than I do, with much heavier use of mock objects. Continue reading Review – Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests

Review – Exploring Requirements

Exploring Requirements: Quality Before Design, Donald C. Gause and Gerald M. Weinberg. 1989, Dorset House.This book is an exploration not just of gathering requirements, including the challenges of ambiguity. The authors describe how to clarify expectations by using functions, attributes, constraints, Continue reading Review – Exploring Requirements