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Recent posts

Interview with Microsoft’s David Rich

The latest in our series of interviews with Software Carpentry sponsors is with Microsoft's David Rich. Tell us a bit about your organization and its goals. ...
June 21, 2010

A Damn Good Book

I’m partway through Bill Karwin’s new book SQL Antipatterns [1] and all I can say is, “Damn, this is good.” Important material, crisp writing, well-chosen ex...
June 20, 2010

More Software Carpentry Updates

For those who aren’t following along: Testing invasion percolation (June 7) Making invasion percolation faster (June 8 ) Reorganizing content (June 9) I...
June 19, 2010

People You Don’t Want On Your Team

Study after study has shown that the biggest causes of software project failure are over-optimistic scheduling and unstable requirements. I think the only r...
June 18, 2010

For World Cup Fans (and Everyone Else)

Mike Knell has posted a funny piece titled "If Sports Got Reported Like Science" [accessed via Internet Archive]. Perhaps I should have put quotes around "fu...
June 18, 2010