Andy Oram sent me email this morning to say that Beautiful Code has now been printed, and that copies are on their way to contributors. Coincidentally, David Crow dropped by this afternoon to chat, and mentioned that he’d seen a copy at FooCamp on the weekend. I look forward to hearing what you all think of it…
A few other sightings:
- At Perforce (home of two contributors)
- On T.V. Raman’s blog (another contributor)
- On the Cryptonite site (Ashish Gulhati is another contributor)
- In Andy Kuchling’s blog (yup, another contributor)
- At Doctor Dobb’s Journal (disclaimer: I write and edit for them)
- An announcement of a panel discussion at Powell’s Books in Portland during OSCON.
- At MemeStreams.
Again via Adam Goucher, a post by Cem Kaner summarizing the American Law Institute’s proposed Principles of the Law of Software Contracts. As Kaner points out, these will have a major impact on the software industry in areas ranging from bug disclosure to reverse engineering. The ALI report costs $25, and is written in dense legalese, so I look forward to more summaries
Good post from Tara Hunt (ex-Saskatchewan, ex-Toronto, now doing the Web 2.0 startup thang) about how all the warnings and discussion about the crap women have to deal with online contributes to the climate of fear. Interesting and well-reasoned; comments are worth a read too. (Via Adam Goucher, again.)
The reason for these lower admissions rates for female students is simple, if bitterly ironic: From the early grades on up, girls tend to be better students. By the time college admissions come into the picture, many watchers of the “boy gap” agree, it’s too late for the lads to catch up on their own.