This afternoon, my wife (who is a Dentist) was looking for information on the BDA (British Dental Association) website (www.bda.org) . She called me over when she realised that somebody working on that site didn’t seem to know their own domain name. One of the links to previous articles sent users to www.bda.org.uk (The British Deaf Association).
HP LoadRunner is the industry leading performance testing tool.
Personally, I'm not that happy about that. I'm a big believer in open source, and I think it's a shame we're so dependent on a proprietary tool. But, the facts are the facts, and LoadRunner is the market leader.
In January I read this article from the BBC website which described how technical debt was building up in UK banks. I was surprised to find an article using what I thought was a "geeky" term in the mainstream press and I wrote a blog article on my own website describing three primary reasons for the build up of technical debt.
When Albert Einstein was formulating his theory of General Relativity, he hit an annoying snag. His first attempt at the equations didn't seem to work properly - they only worked if the universe was curved, whereas everyone knew that the universe was flat. So, he added a fudge factor called the cosmological constant, which seemed to fix everything.