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by Andy Dent, October 10, 2008, 6 comments
A large body of unit tests as a regression test system is important to many organizations. What do you do when your framework of choice dies or is neglected? When is it time to move on and how do you budget for abandoning or rewriting tests? Have you ever thought about being caught by this situation?
by Bruce Eckel, October 10, 2008, 2 comments
Because the "Python 3 Patterns and Idioms" book project is distributed, I created a blog for everyone to give scrum-like reports. Did I just invent something?
by Bruce Eckel, October 10, 2008, 7 comments
I think the Smalltalk model was way ahead of its time. My vision is to move completely away from the idea of different kinds of storage.
by Bruce Eckel, October 10, 2008, 8 comments
Of course I'm asking the wrong crowd here -- you're watching the weblog. Still, you might have some ideas.
by Bruce Eckel, October 6, 2008, 3 comments
While I was in Brazil, I was interviewed for a Brazillian technical magazine, and the issue was just published.
by Mark Johnson, October 6, 2008, 2 comments
Usage logs can provide useful inputs to user interface and web site designs. But all too often, naive interpretations of log data produce poor (or, at least, unsupported) design decisions. Here are a few of my concerns about the question, "What do the logs say?"
by Michele Simionato, October 6, 2008, 13 comments
In this installment I will talk about tail call optimization, performance and the R6RS module system.
by Andy Dent, October 5, 2008, Submit comment
An attempt to answer the question - given 1 million lines of code in the repository (i.e. SVN), is there some rule of thumb as to the number of developers we have to keep on staff just to maintain those 1 million lines of code?
by Bruce Eckel, October 1, 2008, Submit comment
You know the bad feeling when you start looking at a Java code base that's just wrong. Proving it is something else again. Here's one way to show it.
by Michele Simionato, October 1, 2008, 11 comments
Yet another introductory installment. However, after a brief discussion of the available Scheme bibliografy, I will actually start writing real Scheme code ...
by Michele Simionato, September 29, 2008, 6 comments
In this episode I will talk about Scheme syntax, i.e. about the prefix notation and the infamous parentheses(!)
by Cees de Groot, September 26, 2008, 13 comments
SqueakNOS is an old idea that has gotten the kiss of life again. You want fast, simple, and OO? Check it out.
by Matthew Wilson, September 26, 2008, Submit comment
Just a heads up about three new libraries, and improvements in two established ones, ... (and a thinly veiled hint at some help from any members of the C++ community who have time, and a desire to work with highly efficient, highly robust libraries.)
by Bruce Eckel, September 25, 2008, 15 comments
If Python's what I want to do, I should write that book about it. Herein I muse about how to create a book relying largely on community input and help.
by Bruce Eckel, September 23, 2008, 43 comments
The response to arguments about self in Python is "explicit is better than implicit." In a discussion at Pycon Brazil, I realized that we do need self in the body of a method, but being forced to place it in the argument list is redundant. I'm not actually expecting it to change, but I want to try to establish that this isn't a dumb argument.