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Recent posts

Entry-Level Code Review Procedures?

Since September, half a dozen students at four universities have been rebuilding DrProject (our lightweight classroom-friendly replacement for Trac) on top o...
December 18, 2008

Random Library Entries

As I noted back in May, I’m using LibraryThing to keep track of my reading these days. The “Library” tab on my site now displays a random selection of books...
December 10, 2008

Monkeys, Bananas, and a Fire Hose

This story has been repeated in so many places that it has to be an urban myth, but all good myths contain a grain of truth. I was reminded of that this morn...
December 08, 2008

Adam’s review of "Clean Code"

Adam Goucher has posted a review of Robert Martin’s Clean Code. It’s much more detailed than mine, but reaches the same conclusion: good book, worth reading.
December 08, 2008