Using Annotations to Reduce C/C++ Code Defects

Monday, 22 May 2006

Michael Howard blogs about using the Standard Annotation Language to improve static code analysis and find more bugs (including security bugs) in your C and C++ source code. I've filed a bug to see if these annotations can be added to the Mozilla source code.

Google Notebook

Thursday, 18 May 2006

I've been using Microsoft OneNote for a few years now, and find it quite useful for storing all sorts of useful things. We're also using it at home as a way of recording recipes too, instead of having countless slips of scrap paper flying around. Now along comes Google Notebook - a free web-based service that sounds like a pretty similar idea. It only works for Firefox (and IE) at the moment.

Domain-Specific Language Tools: Model-Driven Development of .NET Enterprise Applications

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

I heard Susan Entwisle present at CodeCampOz this year, and it was quite an interesting presentation. Slightly more "academic" or "big-picture" than some of the other talks, but fascinating nonetheless.

To be honest, I'm still not certain that we could make very much use of these kinds of tools with the kind of projects we work on, but it is an interesting field to keep an eye on.

Prioritizing Web Usability: Jakob Nielsen's new book

Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Haven't read it yet, but we should be getting a copy soon. Jakob knows his stuff, and his earlier book Prioritizing Web Usability (Voices That Matter) is one of the standard references on the subject.

Extension progress

Monday, 8 May 2006

I'm pleased to say that we finally have some really good progress on the house extension.

Paul (our builder) hurt his back just after the slab was poured, so he's only just been able to return to work. As you can see, we have had a bit of rain lately so it a bit on the muddy side now.

It's all looking really good though, and it is great to finally be able to walk around and get a sense of the space and size of all the rooms.