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More Software Carpentry Updates

For those who aren’t following along: Testing invasion percolation (June 7) Making invasion percolation faster (June 8 ) Reorganizing content (June 9) I...
June 19, 2010

People You Don’t Want On Your Team

Study after study has shown that the biggest causes of software project failure are over-optimistic scheduling and unstable requirements. I think the only r...
June 18, 2010

For World Cup Fans (and Everyone Else)

Mike Knell has posted a funny piece titled "If Sports Got Reported Like Science" [accessed via Internet Archive]. Perhaps I should have put quotes around "fu...
June 18, 2010

George Orwell is Blogging

How did I miss this? George Orwell's diary entries are being reposted on this blog in step with the original events. Very cool, particularly now that the Fre...
June 17, 2010

Is Live Coding Worth It?

I put together an introductory lecture on regular expressions yesterday, but I'm not happy with the results, and I'd like your feedback to help me make it be...
June 16, 2010