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by Michele Simionato, February 5, 2009, 2 comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about currying, partial application, higher order functions and related topics.
by Michele Simionato, February 3, 2009, Submit comment
The first installment of my long-awaited third cycle of a Pythonista's adventures with Scheme is devoted to Scheme's functional aspects.
by Josh Long, February 2, 2009, 2 comments
In a SOA world, "dynamic scalability" is an architectural concern that dictates the terms of the design to which it is ascribed.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Eric Armstrong, January 26, 2009, Submit comment
After being let go from Sun, I find that I can no longer get group messages, I can't connect to change my profile, and I can't contact them for help. In a word, I'm hosed. This post was the only remaining way to (hopefully) reach them.
by Bruce Eckel, January 20, 2009, Submit comment
James Ward and I in an interview for "Drunk on Software."
by Josh Long, January 17, 2009, Submit comment
Discussion on modeling, its advantages, using either UML or ER. A solution using Maven is provided to provide a work flow using ER modeling.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Michele Simionato, January 13, 2009, 2 comments
You may be interested in this post if you have an obsolete computer you don't want to throw away. The recipe to recover it is to install a lightweight window manager: you will see that your old box come back to new life.
by Michele Simionato, January 10, 2009, 13 comments
I have argued many times that multiple inheritance is bad. Is it possible to set it straight without loosing too much espressive power? My strait module is a proof of concept that it is indeed possible. Read and wonder ...
by Michele Simionato, January 5, 2009, 10 comments
In this post I clarify my position with respect to mixins, I show a few common design mistakes and I suggest some alternative solution.
by Sean Landis, January 4, 2009, 38 comments
Contrarians reject the majority opinion and often have personal reasons to degrade Agile. These writings often disqualify themselves through bias, thus failing to benefit the community. But non-contrarians - practitioners who tend to support the majority view - may be in the best position to drag the skeletons out of the closet.