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.

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Maintaining Correctness

I’m re-thinking the lectures in the Software Carpentry course based on feedback from this term’s students. I’m going to merge the three lectures on differen...
December 11, 2005


Every time I complain about Python’s muddled response to Ruby on Rails, someone pushes back by saying, “What does it matter?” This screenshot, taken from th...
December 11, 2005

Four More Books

So, how’s your web site doing? Are people reading what you blog? Downloading your software? Simple statistics are fairly easy to gather, but if the web is ...
December 08, 2005