Sunday, March 11, 2007


Eiffel and PHP

About a week ago I did a presentation on Eiffel and PHP for my local PHP user group. Particular focus on Design by Contract.


Saturday, March 10, 2007


Slashdot mulls why DBC is not more popular

At, there's a discussion running about why DBC is not more popular. Leland McInnes writes:
Design by Contract, writing pre- and post-conditions on functions, seemed like straightforward common sense to me. Such conditions, in the form of executable code, not only provide more exacting API documentation, but also provide a test harness ... despite being available (to varying degrees of completeness) for many languages other than Eiffel ... the concept has never gained significant traction, particularly in comparison to unit testing frameworks (which DbC complements nicely), and hype like 'Extreme Programming'. So why did Design by Contract fail to take off?
No doubt some TeamEiffel readers will have valuable comments to post at Slashdot...


Tuesday, March 06, 2007


OOSC2 as an ebook?

Does anyone know whether the availability of OOSC2 as an ebook is legitimate?

[update: I've removed the link, as Bernd says it's not legit.]


Friday, March 02, 2007


New eposix beta

There is a new eposix beta available for those interested. Lots of new things. This will become the 3.0 release hopefully soon.

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