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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
October 1, 2009, Submit comment
Our typical approach to problem-solving is to invent something new. If you've been around the block a few times, it gets harder to convince you to jump into yet another untested scheme.
September 30, 2009, 2 comments
I recently held an exploratory meeting with a potential new client where we needed to share a screen over the internet. Neither of us had used DimDim but it did the trick with no snags.
September 25, 2009, 1 comment
Guidance & inspiration vs. directing & controlling.
September 16, 2009, Submit comment
My coauthor James Ward was here last weekend and we managed to debug the screencasting process and produce 6 screencasts. On his next visit we plan to finish creating a screencast for each chapter in the book.
September 15, 2009, 7 comments
The internet takes a formerly-expensive cost (communication) and drives it to essentially zero. Any activity where communication is important is being disrupted. To find out how much, drive the result as far to the extreme as possible.
September 11, 2009, 21 comments
There's a saying that's been traveling the business circles in recent years: "Speaking truth to power." It means you are so confident and direct that you can actually tell someone in power what's really going on.
August 24, 2009, 28 comments
My prediction of how Chrome -- both the browser and the OS -- is going to flatten the playing field for programmers.
August 20, 2009, 8 comments
The kind of thing I've been talking about: time-share restaurants, edupunk and microlending.
August 17, 2009, Submit comment
The Linux Outlaws podcasters interviewed me when I gave a keynote at EuroPython.
August 14, 2009, 8 comments
In hindsight, it seems strange it has taken us so long to figure this out in the computing field. Applications elsewhere might be even more important.
August 10, 2009, 2 comments
Remember when you were a kid, hanging upside down over the couch? Everything you looked at was different.
August 7, 2009, 10 comments
Lately I've seen a rash of startups and small companies that have made bad technology decisions. I can only assume these decisions were made at the wrong level, by people who don't understand the technology or the implications of their decisions.
July 29, 2009, 2 comments
Things that stood out for me from the rest of the book.
July 22, 2009, 12 comments
"In Search of Excellence" and "Good to Great" have had the greatest popularity and impact, but virtually no one actually does what they say, because "what's measured gets done."