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Is premature optimization really the root of all evil?

A colleague of mine today committed a class called ThreadLocalFormat, which basically moved instances of Java Format classes into a thread local, since they are not thread safe and "relatively ...
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Difference between a defect and a bug in testing?

What is the difference between a defect and a bug?
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What is the difference between a non-functional requirement and a quality attribute?

I'm trying to understand the difference between non-functional requirements and quality attributes. Are they the same thing? You can find a set of quality attributes in the ISO 9126, now ISO/IEC ...
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Why sacrificing good software engineering practices is typically the first choice for software development projects assuming "good enough" quality [duplicate]

I have observed a correlation between a customer ordering software of "good enough" quality and the same customer not willing to pay for good engineering practices (unit testing, code reviews and the ...
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