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Spolsky on Calendars?

A little over a year ago, Joel Spolsky wrote an excellent article entitled The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know Abo...
November 22, 2004

I Need a Word…

In the last couple of years, people have taken to calling Perl, Python, Ruby, and their kin "agile" languages. The term is pure marketing hype: "agile" is o...
November 22, 2004

Writer’s Block

Those of you who are about to dive into your final reports may find this article on writer’s block useful.
November 19, 2004


I just found out about the Canadian Undergraduate Software Engineering Conference. It looks like a great idea---anyone ever been, or know anything about it?
November 16, 2004

Zero Bug Bounce

An interesting article on managing bugs and betas during product development. I particularly liked the quote about dangling shiny objects in front of tester...
November 16, 2004