An ever growing list of quotations about computer science, with an emphasis on software maintenance
Author: Ken Nelson
Why use Understand? (Dinner Party edition)
A long, and growing, list of dinner party conversation reasons Ken gives for why customers use Understand.
Making sense of GIT source code
Making a functional decomposition architecture of the source for GIT helps me understand code that is new to me much better while also making an upcoming deeper analysis more organized, clear, and concise.
Browsing Code with Tired Eyes
You are tired. Your eyes are old. Or you just have bad eyes. You CAN change the font look/size for most of Understand’s interface easily and press on!
Analyzing Makefile Based Source Code
We use “bear”, an open-source tool, to watch builds from a Makefile built project (bitcoin) and create a very useful Understand parse with it.
Understand’s most useful and smallest button
The button controlling how the Information Browser shows references packs a big punch in just 25 pixels.
3 Pre-hire Signs of a Successful Software Engineer
They are nice. They care about the places they’ve worked/studied. They are interested in computer science.
Hey Managers… Just Say Yes.
Investing in your developers will help them work smart, stay happy, and stay.
Code Browsing using Graphical Views
Showing references in Understand graphical trees is a great way to hone in on the calls that built the tree as you debug or try to comprehend source code.
Setting up use case specific tool and window layouts with Understand Sessions
Understand Sessions lets you configure your workspace as you like it for a particular task, name and save it, and then switch between different workspace setups instantly. This is useful for common use cases and for switching between tasks.