Posts Tagged ‘error free software development’

Monte-Carlo Test Method

July 17, 2018

A Number of years ago, I had a contract to build a hardware
control sub-system software product.

This hardware control sub-system was designed to control
legacy hardware shipped back from the Middle East.

This legacy hardware appeared to have not been well-maintained;
it needed a lot of service.

I was afraid that I might break this hardware when I tested my
hardware control sub-system software product.

I developed a Monte-Carlo Simulator/Stimulator Test System to
validate my hardware control sub-system product.

The Monte-Carlo technology is based on a pseudo-random generator.
It was originally used in the development of nuclear weapons.

The random nature of my Monte-Carlo Test System enabled me to
rapidly and thoroughly test the hardware control sub-system, both
from a user and hardware point-of-view.

The use of a Monte-Carlo Simulator/Stimulator Test System
enabled me to deliver an error-free software product.

WHATIFWE used Monte-Carlo software test methods for all software.
Would we get better products?

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Life of A Programmer — Session 6.1 — What should a Quality Assurance Software Engineer Know.

July 16, 2018

Being a Software Development Engineer also makes
you a Quality Assurance Manager.

You have had no training in Quality Assurance.

You do not like it when management brings up the subject.

None the less, you are a Quality Assurance Manager.

Maybe I can help you to benefit from this unwanted
job description.

The first thing that you need to know is that there
are two sources of software errors.

SOFTWARE ERROR SOURCE 1: THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER.

SOFTWARE ERROR SOURCE 2: THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

NOTICE THAT I DID NOT MENTION THE USER.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THE USER FROM HIS
OWN STUPIDITY.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

WhatifWe127 — My Internet Interface

June 30, 2018

Hopefully, this post will answer many of the questions that I have received about the Internet services that I am receiving.

First, please understand that I do not have a team. There is one of me and I am home based.

My Internet service is provided by Earthlink.

I changed from DSL to a cable Internet communication process due to a major regional outage.

My blog is provided by the free WordPress site which may or may not add some advertising.

I also have a @whatifwe2048 Twitter site.

I designed my Website using Microsoft Front Page.

I have successfully accessed my web-site and blog on a LINUX, WINDOWS, and MAC machine.

My Invitation To You

June 29, 2018

I became a software engineer in 1966 due to an experiment
that I had performed. I have never taken a course in
Software Engineering. Over the years, I have continued
to experiment on my own time and have greatly benefited
from this activity

In 1992, I became a home based software development business.
I developed a set of tools to aid me in my business activities.
These tools evolved over time and are now capable of helping
a software engineer to become a better, more competitive programmer.

I invite you to take a similar path. My tools can be downloaded
free-of-charge from my web-site, http://www.whatifwe.com and they are
well documented.

PROGRESS REPORT

June 28, 2018

This purpose of this post is to publish single line
reports on the projects performed during the week.

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2018-06-25

PORTABILITY PROJECT

A make file for the gcc version of the windows explrpde has been successfully
developed. The correction of expected errors will now begin. This will be
done using the gcc version of the windos stndpcg program.

2018-06-26

RELATIVITY BOOK / TOASTMASTERS

I have been using Toastmasters as an experimental laboratory for developing
my book. The evaluation of my last speech suggested a significant update
to make my “speed of light” discovery more understandable. Today, I
discovered a possible understandable example, namely a traffic signal.
I have started developing the associated presentation.

2018-06-27

COMMON CLASS LIBRARIES

The minor modifications of to the CommonClassStruct have been
implemented and certification test have been restarted.

The Role of the Media

June 27, 2018

Both the incompetent and the competent benefit from
media attention.

The competent leader requires community participation.
The media helps him to obtain the participants.

The incompetent needs 15 minutes of fame. The media
helps him to satisfy his greedy goals.

Unfortunately the entertainment associated with the
incompetent attracts a lot of media attention.

The competent pioneer finds new solutions to current
problems.

WHATIFWE were to provide the media attention needed
to develop hope from the new ideas of the competent
pioneers?

Life of A Programmer — Session 5.3 — You are a Quality Assurance Manager

June 25, 2018

The Deming Cycle consists of the following four steps:
Plan, Do, Check the Results, and Analyze the Results.

A computer program is a very special Deming Plan to be
performed at the Client’s site on a computer.

There is a big different between Deming Plans done by
people and Deming Plans done by computers.

If people find a problem in the plan, they will stop the
activity and report the problem to management.

On the other hand, a computer will continue to execute
the plan, no matter how defective it is.

A software developer is a very special Q.A manager and
he does not even know it.

MORE IN THE NEXT MESSAGE

How I Protect My Proprietary Data

June 23, 2018

The original purpose of my blog was to provide me an easy
means of reporting my activity on my personally funded
research and development activities on error-free software
development methods.

My research and development activities produces a large
quantity of proprietary data. How do I protect this data?
Simple! I do not publish it on my blog or any other web-sites.

The purpose of “reporting my activity” involves establishing
the date at which a particular task was accomplished. The
task is sufficiently identified to enable me to identify
the associated proprietary data and daily log which is
stored on my machines, flash drives, and DVD’s.

Also, please let me remind you that when your machine is
not connected to the internet, hackers cannot access your
machine.

Limitation to My Response to Your Comments

June 22, 2018

Every day I receive between 50 and 100 comments. Many of these comments request information or advise from me.

I appreciate the honor of your request for information.

Unfortunately, there is only one of me managing and writing the blog. Consequently, I simply do not have enough time to reply to each of your questions.

There are many comments that ask the same question. In these situations where I have the information, I will provide my knowledge in a post, time permitting.

I will respond to any comment made by a person who is experimenting with my software development tools.

Thank You

PROGRESS REPORT

June 21, 2018

This purpose of this post is to publish single line
reports on the projects performed during the week.

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2018/06/14

PORTABILITY PROJECT

A windows version of the stndpcg executable has
been prepared and tested using the the Windows
gcc compiler/ link editor. The next task is to
prepare an equivalent make file for the apple machine.

2018/06/17

RELATIVITY BOOK / TOASTMASTERS

I have been using Toastmasters as an experimental laboratory for developing
my book. The evaluation of my last speech suggested a significant update
to make my “speed of light” discovery more understandable. Today, I
discovered a possible understandable example, namely a traffic signal.
Specifically, how does the signal behave when the vehicle velocity is
greater than the speed of light? I plan to make another speech.

2018/06/19

PORTABILITY PROJECT

A successful stndpcg make file has been made for apple machine.
It was successfully used to prepare a functioning apple stndpcg
executable. The stndpcg program is now completely portable
between the Windows, Linux and Windows machine. The next
task will be to make the explrpde portable.