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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What Will Be PHP for Mobile Devices?

PHP (and later Ruby on Rails) made it really easy to build simple applications for the web. What’s going to fill that role for mobile devices? One intrigui...
June 01, 2009

Leapfrogged Again

I was wowed by Microsoft PowerShell (originally called Monad) when it first appeared, and have stayed wowed since. I wondered a couple of yeas ago whether so...
June 01, 2009

SECSE Workshop

The latest in a series of workshops on "Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering" was held in Vancouver on May 23, just after ICSE'09. ...
June 01, 2009

Big Code vs. Science 2.0

The original goal of this course was to give scientists and engineers the skills they needed to build large pieces of software without heroic effort. It's in...
June 01, 2009

Video Abstracts

Quantiki (a web site devoted to quantum information science, which I do not expect I will ever understand) is now hosting video abstracts for papers. As thei...
June 01, 2009