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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Lightweight Languages

There's a conference on lightweight languages at MIT next week. Wish I could go...
November 25, 2004

Languages vs. Tools

An interesting article from Oliver Steele on the differences between language geeks and tool users. Worth reading, even if you don't agree with all of his c...
November 23, 2004

Spolsky on Calendars?

A little over a year ago, Joel Spolsky wrote an excellent article entitled The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know Abo...
November 22, 2004

I Need a Word…

In the last couple of years, people have taken to calling Perl, Python, Ruby, and their kin "agile" languages. The term is pure marketing hype: "agile" is o...
November 22, 2004

Writer’s Block

Those of you who are about to dive into your final reports may find this article on writer’s block useful.
November 19, 2004