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Interesting Links – 17 Oct 2016

  • JEP 295: Ahead-of-Time Compilation offers deployers a chance to compile the base Java modules to native code. This can save time on some optimizations, but it’s understandably limited (and should be).
  • The Halstead Metrics (also known as “Halsted metrics”) discusses code complexity in Java. Worth considering; this particular explanation comes courtesy of JHawk, a commercial code metrics tool, not to be confused with “j-hawk“, an open source testing tool.
  • Experimenting with “mutation testing” and Kotlin is a neat post describing PIT, a testing tool that changes your source code and runs your tests – if your tests don’t fail, your tests are probably bad (or your code’s awful.)
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