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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
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."