* Posts by Nick

1 post • joined 28 Jul 2007

One programmer's unit test is another's integration test

Nick

Measurement Follies

'Teachers go to great lengths to make sure students remember to specify their units. It is not enough to say that the answer is 42. Forty-two what? 42 metres? 42 electronvolts? 42 furlongs per fortnight? Without a clear understanding of what units are involved, certain results and claims can be meaningless, misleading or simply expensive."

Not to mention embarassing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXGbwIkvh38

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