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01 January 1970

Cyclomatic Complexity - Simple, Effective, and Fits the Bill

25 October 2016

In answering why cyclomatic complexity (CC) is so widely employed in industry but widely criticized in academic research, we must first answer the question, what parts of the software industry are even aware of current software research?

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Standing on the shoulders of giants

14 March 2016

Humble. That’s how I’m led to feel working at SAM and as part of our broader industry. When I write and think about some of the solutions and technology we’re putting together it’s all too easy to puff your chest out and claim foresight. The truth is that even Sir Isaac Newton considered the title phrase originally (we believe) coined by John of Salisbury in 1159.

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IP

VSF TR-03: An Elemental Step on the Path to IP

29 January 2016

On October 21, 2015 the Video Services Forum (VSF) published Technical Recommendation TR-03. In the future, when we look back on our inexorable transition to IP, now in full swing, I believe TR-03 will stand as an important stepping stone on that path.

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IP

High Flight - Defining the Cloud

29 January 2016

I have a poem in mind when I think of clouds, it relates the feeling of a pilot while flying, slipping the surly bonds of earth through the tumbling mirth. More of that later, but for now just envision the limitless possibilities of being in flight in the early days and the simple wonder that could be had through what is now quite commonplace.For us in the modern media world we collectively seem to think of ‘clouds’ as similar areas where limitless possibilities exist and that is the problem...

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