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Recent posts

Interview with David Wallace

CivSource has posted an interview with David Wallace, the City of Toronto’s CIO, about open data. I’m really pleased to see things are still moving ahead — w...
July 24, 2010

An Idea Whose Time Is Long Overdue

When I blogged about App Inventor for Android a couple of days ago, I focused on the fact that it’s closed source. What I didn’t say, but should have, is tha...
July 22, 2010

Apparently We’re Less Creative

Apparently we’re becoming less creative. Well, Americans are, anyway, according to research reported in Newsweek (and repeated elsewhere): Kyung Hee Kim at t...
July 22, 2010

Popular, Fast, or Usable: Pick One

One of the core skills in any software developer's toolbox is automating repetitive tasks. We've been teaching this in Software Carpentry with Make for 13 ye...
July 21, 2010

Interview with The Hackers Within

Today's interview is with Nicholas Preston, Katy Huff, and Milad Fatenejad of the The Hacker Within at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tell us a bit abo...
July 20, 2010