Another good Ward Cunningham interview The job was really to take C++, which was a fairly static language, and show people how to write dynamic programs in a static language. That’s what most of the patterns in that book were about. And in the process, patterns extended the life of C++ by a decade, which […]
Wolfram Research present “System Modeller”. I’ve always been interested in this kind of software, so I need to check this out.
Anyone else noticed that in terms of Unix Time we’re in a 1337 era?
I believe we’re in a wiki renaissance. The Smallest Federated Wiki signals a new era of wiki, slick enough for the age of HTML5, mobile devices and the “internet of things”. So here’s a quick manifesto (in progress) that I’m writing about what’s at stake in the new era, how it’s the same as and […]
Just looking at the quickstart demo of Meteor, the hot new web framework people seem to be getting excited about. First thought. Seems to me that far more important than using the same language for the client and server is being able to write the client and server code in the same file. That is something I’ve […]
Interesting this new surge of dynamic IDEs. First there was Brett Victor’s awesome demo. Now there’s LightTable (promoted on KickStarter, discussed on Quora) Sporadic thoughts. Is this implemented in the browser? (Bespin? CodeMirror)? Perhaps we’re seeing this explosion of innovation as IDE authors move to the cloud. A Kickstarter project? That’s cool. But motivated by […]
Smart Disorganized Individual philosophy is about doing things piecemeal; engaging in small opportunistic actions as and when the inspiration strikes. Today was just such a quick burst with the Smallest Federated Wiki. I love SFW a lot, but it’s a bit of a pain to bring a page or large chunk of writing from elsewhere […]