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by Frank Sommers, August 6, 2008, 7 comments
In his popular blog, Jeff Atwood suggests that becoming a great developer has more to do with the quantity of code you produce than with an explicit desire to produce high-quality code from the start.
by Bruce Eckel, August 5, 2008, 16 comments
Why does a company full of smart people make stupid decisions? How do we keep it from happening?
by Michele Simionato, August 3, 2008, 3 comments
When starting a new blog it is customary to begin with a brief introduction to ourselves, with the reason why we are starting the blog, and with a note about the topics of the blog. Here it goes.
by Guido van van Rossum, July 31, 2008, 10 comments
I believe I've tracked down the origin of the term Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL) to a Python meeting in 1995. It's a blast from the past!
by Barry Warsaw, July 18, 2008, 4 comments
My wife saved two important SD cards from her camera to a faulty USB disk I'd given her. The images got corrupted and she'd deleted the files from her cards. Could Open Source come to the rescue? Let's hope so because divorces are expensive!
by Bruce Eckel, July 17, 2008, 103 comments
If so, this is a call to action.
by David Goodger, July 9, 2008, 5 comments
A list of what & why. Mostly tech-oriented 'casts, with the odd, odd exception.
by Bruce Eckel, July 9, 2008, 11 comments
Microsoft announced a 300 million marketing campaign to stand up to the competitors and critics of Vista. They're going to make Vista good by saying it's good.
by Bruce Eckel, July 3, 2008, Submit comment
The video and slides from last December in Belgium.
by Frank Sommers, July 1, 2008, 24 comments
Doing the simplest thing that could possibly work is a frequent advice of the agile development movement. But how applicable is that advice in different kinds of development contexts?
by Frank Sommers, June 26, 2008, 6 comments
by Bruce Eckel, June 24, 2008, Submit comment
The Jython team has been working furiously on this; we may see a 2.5 alpha available for experimentation in mid-July.
by Bruce Eckel, June 23, 2008, 2 comments
I recently had to figure out how to post some videos of locally-written 10-minute plays (including my own) and ran into YouTube's 10-minute limit.
by Cees de Groot, June 20, 2008, 2 comments
During last week's The Server Side Java Symposium in Prague, it looks like scaling is the biggest issue. I've collected some pointers from presentations on the topic and will certainly return to it when we start doing this sort of stuff.
by Christopher Diggins, June 15, 2008, Submit comment
I am conducting a research survey with Dr. Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj at Concordia University concerning the role of diagrams in UML. I am inviting software development professionals with any level of experience in UML to participate.