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by Bruce Eckel, October 29, 2007, Submit comment
I have the demo version (first 7 chapters) of this up for anyone interested in trying it out.
by Bruce Eckel, October 24, 2007, 16 comments
Not only is this the first place that I look, it's a wonderful way to browse the language features and see what's new. It's also an excellent history of the language's development.
by Bruce Eckel, October 19, 2007, 2 comments
Languages as people representing themselves at a conference, arguing about which one is better.
by Frank Sommers, October 17, 2007, 24 comments
The initial productivity gain of working with a dynamic language can decline as a project's codebase grows, and as refactoring becomes increasingly a chore.
by Bruce Eckel, October 12, 2007, 14 comments
I got a consulting query over the internet the other day; they were desperate for someone to do a particular project and it seemed like I might be able to help.
by Bruce Eckel, October 12, 2007, 6 comments
This is a single HTML page so that you can use your web browser's "find" function to quickly search through the book.
by James O. Coplien, 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.
by Bruce Eckel, October 5, 2007, 33 comments
For all intents and purposes, Microsoft has infinite financial resources. But they create almost no new applications, and they had to seriously cut back on the features of Vista to get it out.
by Bruce Eckel, October 4, 2007, 2 comments
The basic tenet in podcasting is "Think About the Experience of your Audience." All these points are simply details of that one statement.
by Bruce Eckel, October 3, 2007, 1 comment
For over a year I've been coauthoring a book with someone who lives in another state, and we've tried various tools to pair-review and edit the document.
by Alberto Savoia, October 2, 2007, 38 comments
After much talking, experimenting, and blogging, we implemented a prototype version of crap4j - a code Change Risk Analyzer and Predictor (i.e. CRAP) for Java. A tool to help you defend yourself against overly complex and untested code. Read all about it and find out how to download and install the crap4j Eclipse plug-in.
by Guido van van Rossum, September 26, 2007, 21 comments
I stumbled upon a particularly lucid explanation of Python's significant indentation, by Oliver Fromme of secnetics GmbH.
by Bruce Eckel, September 24, 2007, 13 comments
For his keynote at the 2007 Python Conference, Ivan Krstić, director of security and information architecture at the One Laptop per Child project, showed us how much of the project was written in Python. The most common question was "how do I get one?"
by Bruce Eckel, September 22, 2007, 3 comments
There's a demo including the PDF with all the introductory material and instructions including the *Everything is an Object* and *Operators* chapters and source code.