Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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Our Original Logo

How old is Software Carpentry? So old that the only surviving copy of our original logo is an unanimated GIF:
March 18, 2014

A Letter from John von Neumann

Plans to standardize and publish codes of various groups have been made in the past, and they have not been very successful so far. The difficulty is ...
March 14, 2014

You and Jimi Hendrix

I had a discussion a couple of weeks ago about software development tools and processes with some undergraduate students I'm mentoring. They asked w...
March 14, 2014

Everything Old is New Again

Yesterday, the New York Times R&D Lab announced streamtools, a web-based graphical tool for working with streams of data. It lets users create d...
March 14, 2014