Thursday, April 30, 2009

Old-school programming techniques you probably don't miss

Computer World has an article on techniques you rarely need to consider for so-called 'modern' computer systems.

Among those listed are
- hand-coded sorting algorithms
- GUI elements
- self-modifying code (this is particularly interesting for anyone under 40)
- punch cards
- pointer math
- and much more...

The article is well-written and a fun read. From a QA perspective, the 'other shoe' aspect is that these no longer need to be tested. Whew!

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