My Quora answer : Phil Jones’s answer to What are some great truths of computer programming? The bug is your fault The bug is your fault The bug is your fault The bug is your fault The bug is your fault. No. The bug really IS your fault. The bug is your fault. Because you […]
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Bret Victor has another classic talk up : Bret Victor – The Future of Programming from Bret Victor on Vimeo. Watch it. The conceit is entertaining, from his clothes to the overheads. However, despite the brilliance of the presentation, I think he might be wrong. And the fact that it’s taken 40 years for these […]
Possibly one of the more hilariously idiotic things I ever saw online. Impress your friends with fake coding skills. WTF?????
A quick thought … working with a lot of Django and Pinax at the moment, I’m seeing a lot of use of Python’s varargs. Functions that just take *argv, **kwargs I find I don’t like this. I want to see argument lists as explicit as possible. I feel uncomfortable and a bit lost. I feel […]
Two links I need to read but haven’t got to yet. Martin Fowler on Illustrative Programming Dion Almaer on coding in more than 2-D.
StackOverflow discusses how to keep notes about programming projects : paper notebooks win hands-down.
StackOverflow went live today, and it’s already pretty good. Update : Actually StackOverflow is awesome! Look what cool tricks people are doing with it. Joel has another hit on his hands. It’s amazing what you can do when you’re smart AND have an audience.
This looks good. CodeMirror, an in-browser code-editor.
Richard Gabriel is thinking and speaking about Ultra-large Scale, Resilient, Systems. Essential reading.