Co-founder of Software Carpentry,
The Architecture of Open Source Applications,
and It Will Never Work in Theory
ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator of the Year
Co-winner, Jolt Award, Best General Book
Member, Python Software Foundation
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Author or editor of over a dozen books on programming and two for children
A practical introduction to evidence-based teaching practices for people with technical backgrounds.
Coming Soon: an introduction to software design using working models of programmers' own tools. This book will be published by Taylor & Francis in late 2022.
A textbook on building research software and running research software projects.
A non-profit organization dedicated to teaching basic software and data skills to researchers world-wide.
Brief reviews of empirical research results in software engineering and computing education of particular relevance to practitioners.
Essays describing the architectures of fifty open source projects, many written by their creators.
A one-day introduction to the human aspects of managing a small team of research software engineers.
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2022-04-30: Four Books I'm Not Writing (Plus One)
2022-04-21: Software Design by Example
2022-02-25: 12 Quick Tips for Software Design
2022-02-01: What I Would Change in Lox for Teaching
2022-01-16: A Cacaphony of Explanations
2022-01-06: In the Karaband
2021-12-31: Comes Round Again
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