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The Jolts Are Back

The Jolt Awards for best software (and book) are back: this page on the Doctor Dobb’s Journal site has the schedule and categories. It’s a shame that neithe...
June 22, 2010

Cross-Country Undergrad Projects This Fall

In 2009-2010, almost 90 students from over a dozen universities across the country earned a course credit by working in teams on a variety of open source pro...
June 22, 2010

Interview with Microsoft’s David Rich

The latest in our series of interviews with Software Carpentry sponsors is with Microsoft's David Rich. Tell us a bit about your organization and its goals. ...
June 21, 2010

A Damn Good Book

I’m partway through Bill Karwin’s new book SQL Antipatterns [1] and all I can say is, “Damn, this is good.” Important material, crisp writing, well-chosen ex...
June 20, 2010