Articles By Bernard A. Hodson

A memorable Yuletide IT tale from the Hodsons

A memorable Yuletide IT tale from the Hodsons

My great, great, great, great grandfather emigrated from Cork, in the South of Ireland, to Lancashire in the North of...

December 8th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
Software forensics field grows in wake of failures

Software forensics field grows in wake of failures

Previous articles have discussed program testing and also the difficulties of testing microcontroller software placed on smart cards and embedded...

November 10th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
The tricky art of program testing

The tricky art of program testing

In computing’s early days, a programmer could walk inside a computer such as a UNIVAC, and physically remove the bugs...

October 13th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
Microcontroller software bugs squirm under the radar

Microcontroller software bugs squirm under the radar

We hear lots of comment on the slew of bugs found in the products of Microsoft, Sun and Linux, but...

September 15th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
Avoiding future bloatware a key goal

Avoiding future bloatware a key goal

The IT Industry today is complaining of “bloatware” in database packages: in operating systems: in run systems such as Java....

August 18th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
One answer to IT madness

One answer to IT madness

My last article discussed the possibility of an IT 9/11 and indicated that Alan Turing had left us a solution....

June 23rd, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
A new kind of computing

A new kind of computing

The industry today is plagued by a variety of problems, including operating systems that lack security, viruses, worms, spam, theft...

May 26th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
The IT disaster code looms above us

The IT disaster code looms above us

On Sept. 11, 2001 the world watched in horror as terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center (WTC) and other venues,...

April 28th, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
Plug-and-play progressing

Plug-and-play progressing

With ‘plug-and-play’ hardware, different peripherals are linked seamlessly to PCs using software that recognizes the new hardware and integrates it...

March 3rd, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson
The fall and rise of the programmer

The fall and rise of the programmer

What is a programmer? My definition is someone who is in full control of the computer. With that definition, do...

February 3rd, 2005 Bernard A. Hodson