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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Why We Built It

If you want to know why we created The Architecture of Open Source Applications (now in two volumes), you need look no further than the descriptions of other...
May 14, 2012

Feedback from Michigan State

Our workshop at Michigan State University this week was three days long instead of two, and included two topics (Git and the IPython notebook) that we haven'...
May 12, 2012

Run My Code

RunMyCode is a web site and service intended to support reproducible research (initially in computational economics). Authors create companion web sites for ...
May 11, 2012

Fish and Bugs

The May/June 2012 issue of Washington Monthly has an article by Alison Fairbrother titled "A Fish Story". Near the top, it says, "In 2009, a routine methodol...
May 10, 2012