Design[ edit ] Drawing of a hansom cab, showing the light, fast and low-slung design The cab, a type of fly , sat two passengers three if squeezed in and a driver who sat on a sprung seat behind the vehicle. The passengers could give their instructions to the driver through a trap door near the rear of the roof. They could pay the driver through this hatch and he would then operate a lever to release the doors so they could alight. In some cabs, the driver could operate a device that balanced the cab and reduced strain on the horse. The passengers were protected from the elements by the cab, and by folding wooden doors that enclosed their feet and legs, protecting their clothes from splashing mud. Later versions also had an up-and-over glass window above the doors to complete the enclosure of the passengers.
Speed Dating at Work – Team Building Questions
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Web Usability 4 Summary: Slow page rendering today is typically caused by server delays or overly fancy page widgets, not by big images. Users still hate slow sites and don't hesitate telling us. Users really care about speed in interaction design. In , I wrote a column called " The Need for Speed ," pointing out how much users hated slow-loading web pages.
Overview[ edit ] Although testing can determine the correctness of software under the assumption of some specific hypotheses see the hierarchy of testing difficulty below , testing cannot identify all the defects within the software. These oracles may include but are not limited to specifications, contracts ,  comparable products, past versions of the same product, inferences about intended or expected purpose, user or customer expectations, relevant standards, applicable laws, or other criteria. A primary purpose of testing is to detect software failures so that defects may be discovered and corrected. Testing cannot establish that a product functions properly under all conditions, but only that it does not function properly under specific conditions. In the current culture of software development, a testing organization may be separate from the development team.
Coupling problems 2 Improving the skills of the contributors knowledge sharing A code review forces discussion. Discussion can often lead to debate, and a certain amount of debate about code can be a really helpful tool to increase overall knowledge and understanding. Over time this becomes unmaintainable. It's better to have guidance and direction on project architecture. The code review provides a mechanism to slowly bring everyone's separate interpretation of how the software should be built into a single defined vision.