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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Visual Studio vs. Eclipse

A nice list of some things that Eclipse does better than Visual Studio (which is still my favorite IDE). I got it from Mike Gunderloy's always-excellent Lar...
December 26, 2005

Review: Why Programs Fail

2005 was an excellent year for books. Not only were there a lot of good ones, some covered topics that hadn’t been covered before (at least, not well or rec...
December 24, 2005

Documents vs. Conversations

Amateurs playing chess think in terms of positions; sharks care more about combinations of moves. Amateurs think, “I’m going to build a pawn wall, get my bi...
December 22, 2005