Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weekly roundup: genetic programming

Genetic algorithms are stochastic algorithms which emulate the tools of biological evolution in order to find solutions to a problem: crossover and mutation of chromosomes, survival of the fittest, and so on. I'm currently trying to get one to work to match points of two different images.

Here's my original articles published this week.
Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Suite Fixture Setup
An humble infographic on methodologies compares on a pair of scales Rational Unified Process, Scrum, XP and Kanban.
Practical PHP Testing Patterns: Setup Decorator - did you know you could run the same test suite twice, with two different databases (such as PostgreSQL and MySQL) just by decorating it differently?
5 things that PHP envies Java for - this article raised some less than happy responses from the PHP community. But stay tuned: next week we will explore what Java envies PHP for instead.

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