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Write programs to automate your own tasks

Writing a program to solve or automate a task you do regularly is the best way to learn something new in coding. Recently I’ve learnt a little bit about Android, java and regular expressions as a by-product of wanting to … Continue reading

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Choose the right language for the job

“When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” So I tacked Question 16 of Project Euler today. In short you need to deal with a massive number, far bigger than the maximum integer or even long … Continue reading

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Automated testing to avoid user-interaction

INTRODUCTION Our testing at work has largely been suites of manual tests, in the form of follow a list of instructions, and pass or fail depending on what is expected. i.e. Inefficient, prone to false negatives/positives, time-consuming, and crying out … Continue reading

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