Software developers and architects would instinctively avoid cyclic dependencies given the choice – we’d never consciously create an architecture which was a ball of mud. For instance we’d be more inclined to aim for something like this … rather than something like this (same components but with cyclic dependencies) … Why? Well the second system... Read more »
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What would you do if you could stop time for everyone but yourself? When I was a kid, I watched a TV movie called The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything that explored this question. The main character, Kirby, inherits a very special gold watch from his Uncle that can stop time, but not for the bearer of the watch who is free to move around and troll people. Here's a clip from the movie where Kirby and his friend have a bit of fun with it. This motif has been repeated in more recent movies as well. I often daydream
about the shenanigans I could get into with such a device. If you had such a device, I'm sure you would do what I would do: use the device to write deterministic tests of asynchronous code of course! Writing tests of asynchronous code can be very tricky. You often have to resort to calling Thread.Sleep or Task.Delay within an asynchronous callback so you can control the timing and assert what you need to assert. For the most part, these are ugly hacks. What you really want is a way to control execution timing with fine grained control. You need a device like...(Read whole news on source site)
Microsoft has addressed the 'ring after pickup' bug in the Metro-Style version of Skype for Windows 8.1, a week after remedying the issue in Skype for the Windows desktop.