Category Archives: Computation

Introduction to “Tao Te Programming”

The author is Patrick Burns. Genesis While I was in the early planning stages of a programming class (the one highlighted here), I became dissatisfied. Many elements of programming — especially good programming — are not usually discussed in programming classes.  The typical class focuses on how to slot the screwdriver into the screw and … Continue reading

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Random input software testing

The usual approach to testing software is to create a specific problem and see if the software gets the correct answer.  Although this is very useful, there are problems with it: It is labor-intensive It almost totally neglects to test the code that throws errors There can be unconscious bias in the test cases created … Continue reading

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