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.

Recent posts

Blue Pencil for Hire

Amy Brown, my co-editor on The Architecture of Open Source Applications, is available for freelance work. High quality, reasonable rates, knows her way aroun...
June 01, 2011

Workshop at CEF’11

I will be giving a one-day workshop on software skills for computational economists at the 17th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Financ...
June 01, 2011


The Architecture of Open Source Applications site has had over 85,000 visitors in the eight days since we launched. Nobody has asked about using it as a text...
May 31, 2011

My New Job

In all the excitement, I forgot to mention that I started a new job three weeks ago: I’m now working for Side Effects Software, makers of a world-class visua...
May 29, 2011

Coming Up Next (We Hope)

The Architecture of Open Source Applications was always meant to be the start of something, not the end. We’d really like to collect more descriptions of com...
May 29, 2011