Finding Truth

The unexamined life is not worth living. — Socrates (in Plato’s Apology) In the software world there’s a handy utility called diff, which gives you the ability to take two similar files or groups of files, and find out how they differ. This type of comparison can make small changes stand out. If a roll-out of some new software caused an unexpected behavior, examining a diff of the old and new versions can help highlight which code is likely the trigger for the new issue. [Read More]