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A Weblog by Bruce Eckel
B. Scott Andersen
Vladimir Ritz Bossicard
James O. Coplien
Cees de Groot
David Heinemeier Hansson
Jakob Eg Larsen
Robert C. Martin
John D. Mitchell
Eric S. Raymond
Guido van van Rossum
Richard Hale Shaw
January 19, 2007, 4 comments
An indoor water park, in Ohio, in the middle of the winter sounded like a very strange destination. But the conference turned out to be very diverse and stimulating, and I was able to try out version two of my new presentation, "The World is Dynamic."
December 13, 2006, 1 comment
This edition of my occasionally-published newsletter, which also goes out by email, covers upcoming events and the status of various projects.
October 11, 2006, 2 comments
Since I was going to be in the area to give the keynote at the CodeMash in Sandusky OH, we decided to hold the TurboGears Jam in Ann Arbor, where the main developers live.
September 26, 2006, 42 comments
The questions you forget to ask when you are interviewing for a job, but wish you'd asked after taking the job.
September 8, 2006, 17 comments
I've decided to just bite the bullet, get the pickaxe book, and slowly work through it during morning coffee breaks at Camp4 Coffee (a venerated Crested Butte establishment that is one of the centers of social discourse -- those of you who have come here for workshops know of which I speak).
August 20, 2006, 26 comments
Setting CLASSPATH for directories and jars driving you crazy? I finally decided to do something about it.
July 27, 2006, 7 comments
I think I'm really starting to get this "event" thing down. I can tell because, at the end of the "Web Frameworks Jam," half the people were saying "when are we going to do this again?"
July 16, 2006, 3 comments
I've been doing a lot of web programming lately. Although I've experimented with PHP, I keep migrating back to Python.
July 12, 2006, 45 comments
As long as we believe that it's possible to deterministically control the development of software, deterministic solutions will be the only ones that we can entertain. Only by letting go of the idea of determinism can we open up to other, less perfect ways of influencing the process.
July 8, 2006, 68 comments
Apparently Einstein went to his grave believing that "God does not play dice with the universe," that the Heisenberg uncertainty principle was wrong, and that there was just some other variable that we weren't taking into account that would explain everything.
July 6, 2006, 57 comments
How can we see the problems that we face when building software through new eyes?
July 5, 2006, 9 comments
Some studies have shown that reviews are a far cheaper and more efficient approach to error removal than testing. These studies don't suggest that reviews should replace testing, but that you are missing out on some big economic leverage if you don't use reviews.
July 3, 2006, 56 comments
In the fairly famous "Defense Science Board Task Force on Military Software" released in the late 1980s, recommedation 29 was to "...develop economic incentives...to allow contractors to profit from offering modules for reuse..."
June 21, 2006, 17 comments
One commenter on my previous blog entry suggested that, because "Jini has recently been released by Sun as an ALV2 licensed opensource system. Thus, the door has opened for a whole new wave of distributed systems revolution."