** Look into the work of Professor Lutz(?) on programmer productivity ** Why aren't more women in science (book) ** Increasing length of a spec by 25% increases the complexity of the solution by 200% ** (Not replicated, Boeing) Rewriting more than 25% of a component makes it easier to just rewrite it ** (IBM, replicated?) 1 hour of reading code fills the mind, and reviewing code for 1 hour fixes more bugs than unit tests ** (Data on Vista) Physical distance between developers has no impact on post-release bug rate. Distance on the org chart does ** Quote from HP: "We can't just have people going around and doing the right thing" ** (Study from 2001) Someone looked at most metrics related to code complexity/quality are not more predictive than a simple wc -l ** Beautiful Code ** University is for learning how to take over the world, because the *** Becoming the grownup ** The speaker ended with a focus on getting politically involved, like in the ACM
** https://computinged.wordpress.com/ ** Most SE programs focus on Project Management, not evidence based ** Doubling rule, variance of effect needs to be combined with P-Value ** Empirical Studies on Programmers conf ** Picks *** by Greg Wilson **** Trick or Treatment **** Seeing like a State **** Code Complete (worth a reread) *** by Jessica **** Seeing like a State ***** Reasons: shows why software is hard, due to all of the little details and little adjustments that happen in daily life *** by **** Cover My Meds **** Tracking your weight to lose weight *** by Andreas **** Walter Ticky Should Computer scientists experiment more (paper) **** Emperical analysis in programming language adoption **** Online Quorum interpreter
So, Bisqwits's presentation style starts off intriguing, but I haven't watched more than 30 seconds of this yet. But I want to.
> Some times you just need to make a compiler. There aren't many good reasons to make one today, other than exercise. ... But when I made the JRPG translations, I really needed one. Compilers like GCC and Clang just do not target the 5A22 that is in the Super Nintendo.
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