Many Pies

Many Pies

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Does software get special treatment for old age

Photo by horizon (cc) some rights reserved.

I'm going back over some software and making sure it has proper test procedures and test cases. I've got something that's run smoothly every month for eight years, and has coped with a variety of input data without falling over. Should it have exemption from testing when it's been working fine for so long? I think so.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Second facebook app

I've done a second facebook app. This one reads updates from the wycliffeuk twitter user and displays them in a profile box. Behind the scenes it updates all the users profiles every hour so that the updates are fresh.

Credit goes to Manas Tungare for his script which gives you the nice "23 minutes ago" or "about 5 hours ago" text, and David Billingham for his twitter PHP api.