Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

General Abnormal Patterns of Structure and Behavior (Part 0)

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Memory Analysis Patterns (MAPs) including memory dump, malware, software trace (TAPs), and other patterns and pattern catalogs from Software Diagnostics Institute form the very rich semantic network. Now it is possible (by using a metaphorical bijection) to create a catalog of General Patterns of Abnormal Structure and Behaviour including software, hardware, biological behavior including animal (ethology) and human behavior, sociological and historical behavior including economics, business and finance, ethics and law, and even behavior of chemical and physical systems. Such “GAPs of Structure and Behavior” may include wait chains, spikes, deadlocks, etc. We provide more specific examples in the forthcoming parts. So we are a few steps closer to realization of my old dangerous idea of a parameterized science of universal memory dumps by the so called science files or might event a general diagnostics discipline.

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Bugtation No.117

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Thinking again about prescriptive value-added debugging and the sin of requesting yet another memory dump from a customer for the sake of curiosity (the so called “further analysis”):

Dump analysis matters, but business results matter more.

Aaron Erickson, The Nomadic Developer

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Prescriptive Value-Added Debugging

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

This is a new methodology I’m working upon. The idea came from reading “About the Author” page in a book I got yesterday in my post:

The Nomadic Developer: Surviving and Thriving in the World of Technology Consulting

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I post a review here and on Amazon when finished reading. Just a few words now. This is the first career book I’m reading where I find pages in roman numerals useful. The page xiii itself looks like a good template (or an example) for a business-oriented CV summary. Thinking now about updating my CV book (2nd edition?):

Resume and CV: As a Book

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