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by Bruce Eckel, October 23, 2008, 15 comments
Headhunters are like travel agents, except that it's taking the web longer to make them go away.
by Guido van van Rossum, October 22, 2008, 4 comments
It's been a good run, but the WYSIWIG editing facilities of Blogger have lured me away from Artima.
by Michele Simionato, October 21, 2008, 18 comments
In this installment I pave the way to the heart of Lisp, i.e. to the famous *code is data* concept. In order to do that, I will have to introduce two fundamental data types first: symbols and lists.
by Michele Simionato, October 20, 2008, 2 comments
Recently I have received a wonderful EeePC as a wedding present and I am very happy with it.
by David Vydra, October 19, 2008, 1 comment
David Kreth Allen reflects on the fact that in his experience "people seem to favor artifacts and practices over principles." My reply follows:
by Bruce Eckel, October 19, 2008, 19 comments
The decorator mechanism behaves quite differently when you pass arguments to the decorator.
by Bruce Eckel, October 18, 2008, 33 comments
This amazing feature appeared in the language almost apologetically and with concern that it might not be that useful.
by Michele Simionato, October 18, 2008, 1 comment
The "Adventures of a Pythonista in Schemeland" is a long running series. The first six episodes were just the introduction. The real series begins now. I think it is fair to warn the reader about a change of attitude.
by Aahz, October 16, 2008, Submit comment
Linux.com interviews me on Python 3.0
by Michele Simionato, October 15, 2008, 3 comments
The subtitle of this episode is "The dangers of the benchmarks".
by Howard Lovatt, October 14, 2008, 32 comments
Java has many traditional control structures, like if and for. There are also proposals, BGGA, JCA, and ARM, to add more. This post examines what new structures might be of interest and suggests that more traditional control structures would add little and instead parallel-functional structures would be more useful.
by Michele Simionato, October 13, 2008, 2 comments
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to review in my blog "Expert Python Programming" by Tarek Ziade' in exchange for a free copy of the book. I accepted, I received the book a few days ago and I read it in the weekend. Here are my impressions.
by Bruce Eckel, October 13, 2008, 9 comments
I've been thinking more about podcasting lately, but I haven't done it because I'm too lazy to go through all the steps. Someone must have simplified this!
by Andy Dent, October 12, 2008, 4 comments
Inspired by the Adventures of a Pythonista in Schemeland series and being engaged in my own learning experience, here's the start of a series by a language geek with about 18 years of OO development experience, trying to get to the heart of Ruby.