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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YouTube for Data

TechCrunch is running an interesting report on Swivel, which bills itself as “YouTube for data”. Anyone and everyone can upload data sets to share with the ...
December 05, 2006

Online Code Reviews Are Hot

CSC49X has clearly become a trendsetter: following the lead of our OnLine Marking Tool (OLM), Gudio van Rossum at Google has produced an online code review t...
December 02, 2006

Not on the Shelves (Version 3)

Every couple of years, I indulge in a bit of sympathetic magic by putting together a list of books I want someone to write, so that I can review them. If no...
November 30, 2006

Writing Blackboard Plugins

Two of my students (Billy Chun and Darren Jung) spent the term writing a plugin for Blackboard, the Java-based learning management system (LMS) that the Univ...
November 30, 2006

Software Carpentry article in CiSE

The November 2006 issue of Computing in Science and Engineering includes an article I wrote titled “Software Carpentry: Getting Scientists to Write Better Co...
November 28, 2006