Weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books and anything else we felt compelled to share with others
Year 3 - Edition 41
A Fistful of Links is a weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books, and anything else we felt compelled to share with others, brought to you by Og Maciel and Mirek Długosz.
Breaking the Test Case Addiction (Part 11)
By Michael Bolton
Audience for test reports almost certainly don’t want to know about test case counts (although they might think they do) and almost certainly don’t want to know about pass-fail ratios (although they might think they do).
Delegation: composition and inheritance in object-oriented programming
By Leonardo Giordani
In this post, I want to focus on the second of the pillars of object-oriented programming: delegation. I will discuss its nature and the main two strategies we can follow to implement it: composition and inheritance. I will provide examples in Python and show how the powerful OOP implementation of this language opens the door to interesting atypical solutions.
So by highlighting this potential danger I also hope to provoke some thinking among some enterprising security engineers out there. What might be the SawStop of arbitrary code execution for interactive interpreters? What invention might be able to prevent some of the scenarios I describe below without significantly diminishing the power of tools like Python?
Subscription or no subscription? That is not the question
By Oliver Reichenstein
As customers, we don’t like to add more recurring payments to our monthly credit card bill. (…) But there is a limit to how many we can add to our credit card bill before we ask: Is this necessary? Is there only one business model for software, and, well, for anything now? Does everything have to be a subscription? The short answer is No. Read on for the full answer.
I see the I Love MDN initiative as an example of the cult of the free, of everything that’s wrong with the web development community today. The co-signers unthinkingly assume they are entitled to free content.