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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

Listmania: What’s Missing?

I’ve created an Amazon.com Listmania list of the books I think are most directly related to the material in the Software Carpentry course. Several important ...
July 27, 2009

A Challenge for Modellers

Like many software developers of a certain age, I had a brief love affair with UML in the 1990s. Pictures of programs—what a great way to communicate! In my ...
July 27, 2009

We’re Not Even Listed

I’m going to teach a bit of web programming to the Software Carpentry students this week, so I went to the Programmable Web site to find a simple API to use ...
July 26, 2009

Self-Review on the Web

Via Jon Pipitone, two excellent examples of someone critiquing their own code online (in this case, stuff written for the NetFlix competition). Wish there w...
July 26, 2009