Heartbeats and Sails

Posted on Sat 05 July 2008 in misc • Tagged with Testing, Hacking

Mark Shuttleworth:

What’s good enough performance? Well, I like to think in terms of “heartbeat time”. If the major operations which I have to do regularly (several times in an hour) take less than a heartbeat, then I don’t ever feel like I’m waiting. Things which happen …


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Within You Without You

Posted on Sat 05 July 2008 in misc • Tagged with Testing, Hacking, Twisted

Testing is hard, writing testing frameworks is easy. In an effort to make testing easier, big projects like Twisted, Bazaar and Zope write their own testing frameworks. That way they control both the test runner and the tests that are run. It’s actually quite convenient.

However, it’s led …


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User Experience — When Reality Attacks

Posted on Sat 05 July 2008 in misc • Tagged with Bazaar, Hacking, UI

I’ve just got back from a hectic week in London, where members of the Bazaar community got together and thrashed out a bunch of important topics.

We talked about “user experience” and how we all want Bazaar to be a joy to use. More than one person said that …


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