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A Weblog by James O. Coplien
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October 7, 2011,  10 comments
Over a career, good programmers spend much more of their time in professional education than in their college classes. Much of this professional training is tied up with certification programs. But good education needs feedback — all the way to the defining charters of the trainers and their organizations.
October 9, 2007,  55 comments
How much thought did you put into the tradeoffs of the last technique you brought into your organization: Ajax, TDD, On-Site Customer, or other buzzwords? Did you research its track record? Or did you go to the buzzword yellow pages? Checklists and ceremonies border on religion, and developers seem to hold to them with religious fervor.
December 4, 2006,  45 comments
Good user interface design is one of the most poorly taught disciplines in software education. Such poor foundations follow programmers all the way to their positions of leadership in the industry, and the Agile Manifesto authors are no exception. Here, I post my thoughts on a recent posting in Håkan Reis' 'blog, whose views struck a chord with me.
August 24, 2006,  10 comments
In Part I, I related a resurgence in interest in multi-paradigm design about thirteen years after its first appearance. In this 'blog I consider what such developments portend for curriculum design and, in fact, the basic content of any CS program.
July 31, 2006,  24 comments
Design techniques good and bad come and go in the industry, often more quickly than educators can foresee. This 'blog looks whimsically at a possible resurgence in Multi-paradigm Design, and Part II reflects on how educators can prepare students for industry design whims.
September 28, 2004,  5 comments
Cope reflects on a recent trip to Serbia and Montenegro where he found a cornucopia of insight. He relates what academics might do to engage the greatly untapped intellectual resources that have become isolated by Western politics.
July 5, 2003,  27 comments
Almost everyone who teaches object orientation uses the class as a fundamental building block. Such an approach misses the central point of object orientation: the objects themselves, and what they portend for flexibility and effective design. This weblog is a case study in teaching object orientation.
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