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by Bruce Eckel, October 18, 2008, 34 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.
by Michele Simionato, October 12, 2008, 4 comments
I did spend the last couple of days installing the latest Ubuntu 8.10 (beta) on my MacBook.
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?"