Friday, May 22, 2009

it works jim but not as we know it

were looking at static analysis tools at work at the moment. I'm looking at pmd as a way of measuring albeit crudely the entropy of an application after its first delivery. my statistically insignificant sample of 1 change suggest 1% increase. time for a six sigma expert to sort it out :)

this is a great presentation along the same lines
http://findbugs.cs.umd.edu/talks/JavaOne2007-TS2007.pdf

new language

i'm thinking of learning a new language. There are lots to choose from and Italian has an appeal becouse of the work my company does there. Korean is also appealing because of my martial arts. then you could consider the languages of the BRIC countries. if you just want to get a big bang for your book then this ranking of most widely spoken languages on wikipedia is a must http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers