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    Mutation Testing; a use for re-JIT?

    Where to start... Mutation testing is described [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation_testing] as modifying a program in small amounts and then executing the original 'passing' tests that exercise that code and then watching them fail. It is a way of making sure your tests are actually testing what you believe they are testing. Setting the stage... So how can we do this with .NET? Well first we need to know what tests execute what code and we can use OpenCover [https://github.com/sawilde/openc

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    Questions about open source and liability in the workplace

    Last weekend I attended DDDSydney and one of the most interesting sessions was a panel session about Microsoft and Opensource (Open Source & Microsoft Ecosystem); though as these things go, it went quickly off(ish) topic as expected by the panelists whom I'll refer to as the crazy drupal girl and the 3 stooges (honestly no offence folks, it was highly entertaining). However it got me thinking about the number of projects where I come have across an unusual bit of open source software that has s

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    How do we get Users out of [open source] Welfare?

    How do we get Users out of [open source] Welfare? Okay an odd title but something I've been thinking about for some time and I suppose is the source of much frustration I have been having whilst maintaining PartCover [https://github.com/sawilde/partcover.net4]; I am hoping to reverse the situation with OpenCover [https://github.com/sawilde/opencover]. Categorizing open source users First I'd like to explain that I like to roughly categorize people involved in open source like thus: Contribut