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  • “I’m gonna write me a new minivan” – is zero software bugs the right goal?

    on Oct 27, 09 • by Eric Hollebone • with 3 Comments

    10-30-2012 3-42-26 PM

    I have always loved “I’m gonna write me a new minivan”  from Scott Adams.  To me, it never gets old.  Originally published in 1998, the theme that applied then still does today: driving 100% of defects or bugs out of the code-base is a laudable goal, but is it really the right one?   I would have to argue no.  There’s no silver bullet out there that will find all software defects and solve issues automagically, and until there is, software development will continue to struggle with prioritization.  Unfortunately, we live in a world of finite resources and constantly evolving demands,

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  • Measuring Progress in Code Quality

    on Sep 9, 09 • by Brendan Harrison • with No Comments

    Succinctly communicating what Klocwork does and how it helps improve productivity during code reviews, integration builds, and of course for developers is always a challenge. We’ve tried to capture this visually with this simple SDLC image, and of course we always talk about the importance of finding bugs early. Then somebody else comes along and makes the point in a way you never thought of… here’s a funny that’s been going around for some time, but I figured it’s worth passing along to the Kloctalk readers

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  • That’s nice dear, how does it work?

    on Aug 11, 09 • by Gwyn Fisher • with No Comments

    Ever been faced with that glassy-eyed expression, the look of unthinking, unwholesome fear when some long, incomprehensible word escapes your geeky mouth and upsets the maiden aunts around the once-a-year, wear-your-best-tie, try-not-to-die-before-the-cake’s-all-gone tea table? OK, so this paper won’t help you in that situation whatsoever, but if you replace your maiden aunts with a bunch of your best geek friends, and replace the tea with a sturdy helping of Dew, knowing how a real whole program analysis solution works might just conceivably come in handy. Some day. “Dude, I was totally stoked when I read

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