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Recent posts

New Sins

In Niven and Pournelle’s Inferno, the protagonist discovers that sections of Hell have been set aside for the committers of sins that have not yet been inven...
March 10, 2008

15 Year Old Error in Core Biotech Code

This letter in Nature Biotechnology reports the discovery that a piece of code frequently used in database sequencing has an error—which has been there for 1...
March 10, 2008

Making Web Sites Faster

Steve Souders (now at Google) and his colleagues in the performance group at Yahoo! reduced the response times of Yahoo!’s site by 25-50%using front-end tech...
March 10, 2008

Why Developers Don’t Do Code Reviews

Further to thoughts on student-oriented software process, there’s this list from Jason Cohen at SmartBear Software of reasons why developers don’t do code re...
March 08, 2008