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Software Carpentry Design Lecture

I’ve just posted a completely new lecture on object-oriented design ideas. I’d be very grateful for high-level comments: is it useful material? Do you thin...
February 10, 2006

A Dating Service for Perl Modules

Yes, you read that right: a dating service for Perl modules, which launches on February 14. Oh, and Titus has posted an introduction to testing web applicat...
February 09, 2006

Please Don’t Ship with UPS

UPS messed up a delivery from the States again today. (Apparently, they find it hard to remember that Canada is an independent country, with its own taxes a...
February 08, 2006

Four O’Reilly Books

When I was a lad, back in the early 1980s, Prentice-Hall defined good programming books (at least for me). The C Programming Language, The Unix Programming ...
February 05, 2006