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The numbers might not make sense, but I'm still curious about whether Software Carpentry would make sense as a book. To find out, I spent five hours convert...
April 11, 2011

By The Numbers

So what next for Software Carpentry? One possibility is to turn the scripts for the episodes, the examples, and the diagrams in the slides into a book. Let's...
April 09, 2011

Table of Contents

If all goes well, The Architecture of Open Source Applications will be available for purchase by the beginning of May. As a teaser, there’s a table of conten...
April 08, 2011

It’s Complicated

Two people asked me “how are things?” this morning just a few seconds apart. My answer is, “I need a job, my sister has two months (maybe three), and we’re ...
April 06, 2011