Ian Glover

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (9 of 13)
Location: Cambridge, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,672,855 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 13
EcoCharlie Aquadrip Watering Spike (Set of 6) by Eco-Charlie
This might be great but having tried all the plastic bottles in the house none of them fit so I can't try it.
Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles by Kim Newman
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed idea of seeing Holmes' London from the other side and the basic plots of some of the stories are fun. Unfortunately it's rather let down by an excessive wordiness and feeling of it's own cleverness, where the author puts in, ultimately tedious, multi-page detours just to insert some obscure literary reference, the omission of which would never have been missed. I get the impression that Newman couldn't find enough good points to riff of Conan Doyle and so had to double the length of each to the stories he did write, to their detriment.
Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality&hellip by Paul M. Duvall
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
It's short and reasonably readable so you can bomb through it quite quickly. If you haven't done anything to do with CI and don't know what it is or what it can do then it's a reasonable introduction. If you've done much then it's a bit basic and shallow. From our point of view it is a little naive in that there's an implicit assumption of being early in the project lifecycle, with no discussion on fitting this onto existing projects either from the point of view of technical challenges applying tests or political challenges persuading people it's worthwhile. It is also rather naively optimistic about the benefits of static analysis and code metrics (doesn't seem to believe there's such a… Read more

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