Perils of Plugins

Plugin-based architectures can be a bad idea. Not always. In user-facing applications, where the list of installed and enabled plugins is clear, then plugins are often a good thing. This article is concerned not with end-user facing applications, but with…

Perils of Plugins

Plugin-based architectures can be a bad idea. Not always. In user-facing applications, where the list of installed and enabled plugins is clear, then plugins are often a good thing. This article is concerned not with end-user facing applications, but with libraries. Libraries that allow their functionality to be extended through plugins. In particular, libraries that […]

10 Out Of 10

How to File a Perfect Bug Report My criteria for a perfect bug report… The report is filed correctly. The issue identified affects the latest version of the software. The report includes a test script illustrating the problem … which…

10 Out Of 10

How to File a Perfect Bug Report My criteria for a perfect bug report… The report is filed correctly. The issue identified affects the latest version of the software. The report includes a test script illustrating the problem … which is self-contained … and is minimal … and conforms to the Test Anything Protocol. The […]

Whatever happened to Jeff Pringle?

Jeff Pringle, the Geordie schoolteacher, is mysteriously absent from Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service, though his son Charlie is still featured. In his place there is a new teacher Lauren Taylor.
The fact that Jeff is never even spoken about kind of indicates that perhaps something unspeakable happened.