Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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When I Said "The Last Twenty Years…"

Last week, in response to Google's announcement of a new programming language called Go, I said: I'm underwhelmed: it's as if the last 20 years of programmin...
November 16, 2009

Speaking at CUSEC 2010

As they just announced on their blog, I’ll be speaking at CUSEC 2010 in Montreal in January on evidence-based software engineering (which is a lot more fun t...
November 16, 2009

Bend It ‘Til It Breaks

Want to know how strong a piece of steel is? Bend it ‘til it breaks. Want to know how usable a programming system is? Make a few deliberate mistakes and see ...
November 16, 2009

Cloud Computing for Beginners

Ana Nelson has posted step-by-step instructions showing how to use Amazon's EC2 cloud computing platform to run simulations. There are still a lot of fiddly ...
November 15, 2009