We're charged with the task of writing software that is reliable, sturdy, and trustworthy. We could all write tests and extensive preconditions for our code, and choose languages which make errors less likely, but across the industry we don't do any of these things uniformly. Michael Feathers looks at error-prevention in the short history of our discipline and considers our possible futures.
Michael Feathers is a consultant with Object Mentor. He balances his time between working with, training and coaching various teams around the world. Publically, Michael developed Cppunit, the initial port of JUnit to C++, and FitCpp, a C++ port of the FIT integrated-test framework. Michael is also the author of the book 'Working Effectively with Legacy Code' (Prentice Hall 2004).
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