XP2010 and BlackBoxRecorder

This week I have been attending the 11th international conference on Agile Software Development, XP2010, in Trondheim. It has been an amazing week, filled with learning, excellent food and awesome social events, making new friends and catching up with old. I gave two lightning talks during the conference, one on UI prototyping in agile projects (the same I gave at Smidig 2009), and one on Generating Characterization Tests for Legacy Code. »

Game of Life

Game of Life is one of those simple, yet really fascinating mathematical ideas you sometime learn about. One of the assignments in the course “object oriented software development” is to first model the “Game of Life” and then implement it in Java. The Game of Life was invented by Dr. John Conway, and is one of the simplest examples of what is sometimes called “emergent complexity” or “self-organizing systems.” Life isn’t a game in the traditional sense of the word. »