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May 3, 2009,  1 comment
An interview with InfoQ; also includes what I've been up to: writing, theater, conferences, management issues, painting, "First Steps in Flex," opinions on web development, and "Thinking in Java."
April 25, 2009,  3 comments
A science-fiction study for an upcoming writing group meeting. However, I honestly believe this could happen, and happen in a way similar to what I describe here.
April 21, 2009,  54 comments
I finally figured out the right analogy for software development. Alas, the target audience for this analogy won't be happy with it.
April 18, 2009,  4 comments
The Internet accelerates everything. We now watch companies go from "the next great thing" to "meh" in the space of a few short years.
April 17, 2009,  1 comment
Retrospectives allow you to analyze what worked and what didn't about a project so you can do better in the future. How often, though, do people have either the resources or the wherewithall to do a retrospective on a complete disaster -- arguably where we'll learn the most?
April 9, 2009,  7 comments
Some notes of my own, and some collected from other attendees.
April 7, 2009,  3 comments
I have yet to toot my first tweet. Most of social networking has been lost on me. Too much noise, not enough signal.
March 14, 2009,  210 comments
In a recent discussion, there were assertions that C++ was a poorly-designed language. I was on the C++ Standards Committee for 8 years, and saw the decisions take place. I think it's helpful to understand the language choices for both C++ and Java in order to see the bigger perspective.
February 17, 2009,  1 comment
This issue came up during the organization of the upcoming Pycon conference, regarding speakers posting their slides and notes. I liked what I wrote to the organizing group so I wanted to share it here.
February 16, 2009,  Submit comment
At the free Alternative Languages Day 0 of the upcoming Java Posse Roundup, one house has decided to have a coding dojo on the Fan programming language, which I hadn't heard of before.
January 31, 2009,  1 comment
No Starch Press sent a copy of this book to me for review. My brother and his wife have been home schooling my 15-year old niece, and he wants to teach her databases.
January 28, 2009,  2 comments
One of the great things about hosting Open Spaces/Unconferences is the way that it inspires other people to do it, turning the idea into a viral meme. Grzegorz Duda sent me this message which I thought was worth sharing.
January 26, 2009,  16 comments
Since my (personally) revolutionary experiences with (1) dynamic languages and (2) open spaces conferences, I have been trying to understand how these revolutions happen. This presentation from the TED conference has given me some insights.
January 20, 2009,  Submit comment
James Ward and I in an interview for "Drunk on Software."
January 15, 2009,  14 comments
I asked Guillaume Laforge this question at the JavaGruppen conference in Denmark while he was giving a compelling presentation on Grails.
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