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Mentioned in Nature Methods

A recent article in Nature Methods by Jeffrey Perkel titled "Coding your way out of a problem" makes mention of Software Carpentry. Elsewhere, Mike Croucher...
July 01, 2011

Let’s Go to the Whiteboard

Mauro Cherubini, Gina Venolia, Rob DeLine, and Andrew J. Ko: "Let's Go to the Whiteboard: How and Why Software Developers Use Drawings". CHI 2007. Software d...
June 30, 2011

It Will Never Work in Theory

Inspired in part by Lambda the Ultimate, which reports on what’s new in programming language research, Jorge Aranda and I have started a new blog called “It ...
June 29, 2011

Architecture Stats

In case you were wondering, The Architecture of Open Source Applications is now averaging about 4200 page views a day. (The stats are corrupted a bit by all...
June 26, 2011