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Beyond Breakpoints: A Tour of Dynamic Analysis

Posted by Nathan Taylor  on  Oct 15, 2016 Posted by Nathan Taylor  on  Oct 15, 2016

Nathan Taylor provides an introduction to the dynamic analysis research space, suggesting integrating these techniques into various internal tools.

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Alembic: Automatic Locality Extraction via Migration

Posted by Brandon Holt  on  May 21, 2015 Posted by Brandon Holt Preston Briggs Luis Ceze Mark Oskin  on  May 21, 2015

The authors introduce Alembic, a new static analysis tool that frees programmers from having to manually move computation to exploit locality in PGAS programs.

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Treat Your Code as a Crime Scene

Posted by Adam Tornhill  on  Apr 11, 2015 Posted by Adam Tornhill  on  Apr 11, 2015

Adam Tornhill teaches how to predict bugs, detect architectural decay and find the code that is most expensive to maintain, how to evaluate knowledge drain in a codebase, and much more.

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Software Psychology: The Art of Listening to Code

Posted by Bjorn Freeman-Benson  on  Oct 18, 2014 Posted by Bjorn Freeman-Benson  on  Oct 18, 2014

Bjorn Freeman-Benson suggests “listening” to the code, refactoring it based on various factors such as the defect rate or underperforming services, providing strategies and tools.

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How to Make the Most of Code Analysis?

Posted by Patrick Smacchia  on  Jun 09, 2014 Posted by Patrick Smacchia  on  Jun 09, 2014

Patrick Smacchia shares code analysis-related practices - structuring code, measuring code quality, automated tests, code contracts, reporting progress, trending- based on his experience with NDepend.

Pontificating Quantification

Posted by Daniel Spiewak  on  Nov 29, 2012 4 Posted by Daniel Spiewak Aaron Bedra  on  Nov 29, 2012 4

Daniel Spiewak and Aaron Bedra take a look at code verifying starting with Tony Hoare’s paper on testing(1969), type theory, and language-integrated proof systems.

Effective Use of FindBugs in Large Software Development Efforts

Posted by Bill Pugh  on  Mar 28, 2012 2 Posted by Bill Pugh  on  Mar 28, 2012 2

William Pugh explains how to use FindBugs, a Java static code analysis tool, to discover bugs. The talk covers general issues regarding code bugs with advice on how to make sure you get rid of them.

Software Quality - You Know It When You See It

Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Mar 21, 2012 Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Mar 21, 2012

Erik Dörnenburg shares techniques for estimating code quality by collecting and analyzing data using the toxicity chart, metrics tree maps, size&complexity pyramid, complexity view, code city, etc.

Software Naturalism - Embracing the Real Behind the Ideal

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Feb 17, 2012 1 Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Feb 17, 2012 1

Michael Feathers analyzes real code bases concluding that code is not nearly as beautiful as designers aspire to, discussing the everyday decisions that alter the code bit by bit.

Stop the Software Architecture Erosion

Posted by Bernhard Merkle  on  Sep 16, 2011 Posted by Bernhard Merkle  on  Sep 16, 2011

Bernhard Merkle advices on preventing architectural degradation of a project by using tools for constant monitoring of the code, exemplifying with an analysis of Ant, Findbugs and Eclipse.

Software Quality – You Know It when You See It

Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Aug 30, 2011 1 Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Aug 30, 2011 1

Erik Dörnenburg explains how to use various visualization tools to spot patterns, trends and outliers in the code that are an indication of code quality level.

A Crash Course in Modern Hardware

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Jan 12, 2010 17 Posted by Cliff Click  on  Jan 12, 2010 17

Cliff Click discusses the Von Neumann architecture, CISC vs RISC, Instruction-Level Parallelism, pipelining, out-of-order dispatch, cache misses, memory performance, and tips to improve performance.

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