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Dudley and Butte on Software Skills

Via Titus Brown, a new PLoS paper titled "A Quick Guide for Developing Effective Bioinformatics Programming Skills" by Joel Dudley and Atul Butte. Their reco...
December 27, 2009

Taking Notes

The last two times I’ve taught a regular classroom course on software engineering, I’ve had students make up the lecture notes and assignments. Instead of cr...
December 27, 2009

Browser-Based IDE

CodeRun Studio is a browser-based IDE that currently handles PHP and ASP.NET. Frankly, I don’t get it: the only advantage I can see to doing development on a...
December 24, 2009

H-FOSS Symposium March 10

The Humanitarian Free Open Source Software initiative is holding its next symposium on March 10 in Milwaukee to coincide with SIGCSE 2010. If I can find a wa...
December 24, 2009


Yesterday, I asked if anyone was building something like Fossil using a NoSQL database. In response, someone named Pete (who didn’t leave a real email addre...
December 23, 2009