Smoke Test Passed

The smoke test passed today on both sides of the great coding divide (C++ and Java), so I have checked the last of that set of changes in.

This means that I can now start working on the *interesting* part of the project. In fact, I've already started coding up the new set of routines, so I should be able to figure out how they're going to work shortly.

(Yes, I know how they're going to work, but I don't necessarily know what the best *way* for them to work is yet. For example, I have a bunch of data to pass in to one of the methods. After a very brief false start -- just long enough to type the less-useful thing -- I said, "Oh! I should do this with a Map
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The smoke test passed today on both sides of the great coding divide (C++ and Java), so I have checked the last of that set of changes in.

This means that I can now start working on the *interesting* part of the project. In fact, I've already started coding up the new set of routines, so I should be able to figure out how they're going to work shortly.

(Yes, I know how they're going to work, but I don't necessarily know what the best *way* for them to work is yet. For example, I have a bunch of data to pass in to one of the methods. After a very brief false start -- just long enough to type the less-useful thing -- I said, "Oh! I should do this with a Map<String,Set<String>> as the argument.

And so I have.

Smoke On The Water

So yesterday I reported that I had managed to put out the fires on the C++ side of the code that I've been revising. The Java side should be fine, right?

What is that blazing inferno that I see?

It turns out that I hadn't quite finished the Java code when I embarked upon fixing the C++ code. The Java code is now finished up (I think) and is starting to behave itself. The good news is that fixing the Java code is much faster than fixing the C++ code for some language-related reasons, so it only took a couple of hours to patch in the changes.

I have one last change that I have to test tomorrow, because it got to the point tonight when it was time to stop messing with things due to being a bit too tired. :)

We'll see how it goes.

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

After a *lot* of very tedious work to implement an extremely invasive change to the code base, I was finally able to get everything to compile today and start the smoke test to find out what I broke.

Smoke, naturally, appeared immediately. I couldn't even get the product to run.

But after a couple of iterations, it looks like all of the smoke has cleared on the C++ side of the world. More testing is, of course, in order.

Tomorrow, I'll smoke test the Java code. And then make sure that the C++ and the Java code interoperate correctly. If all that works, it will be ready for a QA cycle to see if they can turn up any buglets.

I am encouraged.

Song As Yet Untitled #2

Here is the other song that I wrote at Chambanacon that I did *not* get to sing in the circle there, because I didn't finish it until I'd headed back to bed in the room on Saturday night. But I had been three verses into writing the song earlier in the day and the other two verses wanted out, so I let them win.

I've been kicking the idea for this song around for a while now; more seriously since OVFF.

I think it was good and ready to come out. Still haven't decided what to call this one either...
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Song As Yet Untitled #1

So I have been terribly backed up on songwriting. It's not that I haven't had *ideas* -- I simply haven't had the time or energy to do anything about it. This is frustrating.

The wonderful thing about being at Chambanacon is that it's a relaxacon and there actually *is* time to do something about it. I got mugged by bits of this song while sleeping earlier this week, wrote it at Chambanacon, and had the chance to sing it in the circle Saturday night. It's still rough and it definitely needs a title, which Gretchen is working with me on.

But here are the lyrics:
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Back From Chambanacon

And I'm back from Chambanacon, where I had an excellent time and there was some wonderful singing.

Normally, we would have gone out and bought a Christmas tree today, but it was raining *and* the lot we have been going to for many years is no longer there. So we're going to need a new source for a tree.

Some time this week will be fine. :)

Cleaning Up

We made some progress on cleaning the house up for Thanksgiving after dinner today. There's still more to be done, but a lot of things have been put away.

This is good. A clean house feels better.