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Recent posts

Regular Expressions Lecture is Up

The Software Carpentry lecture on regular expressions is now on the web. It’s a bit of a jump from the previous lecture on design, but given how shaky the l...
February 12, 2006

Of DocFests, Marketing Hype, and DrProject

Sean, Michelle, and I spent a couple of hours yesterday writing and updating documentation for DrProject. The first 1.0 release candidate is now up on the w...
February 11, 2006

Software Carpentry Design Lecture

I’ve just posted a completely new lecture on object-oriented design ideas. I’d be very grateful for high-level comments: is it useful material? Do you thin...
February 10, 2006

A Dating Service for Perl Modules

Yes, you read that right: a dating service for Perl modules, which launches on February 14. Oh, and Titus has posted an introduction to testing web applicat...
February 09, 2006

Please Don’t Ship with UPS

UPS messed up a delivery from the States again today. (Apparently, they find it hard to remember that Canada is an independent country, with its own taxes a...
February 08, 2006