W Boudville

Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (96 of 159)
Location: Terra, Sol 3
In My Own Words:
Inventor and co-founder of a company that attacks spam and phishing/pharming. We have over 30 United States Provisional Patents. We also have 2 Chinese Patents Pending on some of the same material. I review books on Computer Science and engineering, especially Java, algorithms and networking. PhD Caltech 1988, physics BSc U West Australia 1982, physics


Top Reviewer Ranking: 31,795 - Total Helpful Votes: 96 of 159
Learning Software Testing with Test Studio by Rawane Madi
4.0 out of 5 stars ea, 11 Mar 2014
Software testing is one of these things that most programmers acknowledge as a necessary evil. Few programmers, and perhaps especially the new ones, regard this as interesting or challenging. But if you have been programming for some time, you should be aware of how important it is to test. And to build testing in as an inherent part of the development process. To this ends, Test Studio offers a framework to minimise some of the manual steps. Chapter 1 explains how Test Studio is compatible with data driven architecture and functional test automation. But it can also enhance manual testing.

However, the main thrust of the rest of the book is to go from manual testing to the… Read more
Building E-Commerce Solutions with WooCommerce by Robbert Ravensbergen
3.0 out of 5 stars du, 11 Mar 2014
Given that this book is about extending your WordPerfect website to being able to do transactions, the book falls short on a key point. In several places the narrative reminds the reader that laws could vary across the world. That the readership is global. Like the first chapter, which says in one place, "tax laws and calculations differ from country to country and region to region". So what is the problem? In chapter 4, which looks at payments, it says there is a Payment Cards Industry compliance. So "if you let your customers enter their credit card details directly on your website, you must be PCI compliant. If you're not, you're running an illegal business"… Read more
Test-Driven Development with Mockito by Sujoy Acharya
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Overall, the book is a well done explanation of test driven development. It lets someone who has never done this see the value of incorporating many tests of classes or methods into the code base, while the latter is still being developed. The author contrasts this with the traditional waterfall method, where programmers write code and get this to the testers to find bugs. This is considered too coarse grained and slow. In TDD, the decision loop is far quicker.

So having a large array of unit tests is good. Along these lines, the book also advises on other aspects. Like when not to refactor, or when to stop refactoring. For example, if the code is broken in a certain area, you… Read more