Larry O’Brien’s Windows and .NET watch (in the SD Times) focuses on Python. Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.
A News Roundup: just some random stories.
I was sent a link to a Business Week article on “Return on Insight” a kind of pun on “Return on Investment”. The article isn’t too helpful, but it does have some clever quotes.
Saw an entry in SD Times announcing the Python 3.0 change. Time to start alerting my management to our upgrade plans.
I just uncovered my copy of the Apple 32 Developer’s Handbook. Yours free for the asking.
Vista’s failure is often characterized as “negative perception of the Windows Vista operating system is growing”. Isn’t that just failure reworded to not include “FAIL”? Why sugar-coat it?
Christopher Null lists top 50 tech visionaries in a PC World article. My personal hero makes the cut.
GoDaddy shuts a site down because – uhh – well – it’s hard to say. GoDaddy loses the revenue, so does the site that was shut down. Who’s the winner here? The content could be viewed as politically challenging, but it sure looked like citizen oversight of government operations.
Someone mentioned Al Gore’s Internet the other day. Ooooh that irritates me. Especially when I consider the alternative to a government-funded open source Internet.
News slowly trickling in: Dynamic Languages are Growing. This feels like fark.com with a label of [Obvious].
has a nice article, “Race Is On to Woo Next-Gen Developer
”, where Darryl K. Taft covers the current trends on dynamic programming nicely. In particular it provides some support for a couple of potential corporate IT direction-changes.
See Allen Holub’s Java Watch column in the SD Times
, The Next Big Thing
. Java’s been around a decade; long enough to be widely used, standardized and obsolete. So what’s next?
More references to Lessig’s Powerpoint style.
Culture of Complexity
Data Structures and Algorithms
Databases and Python
Economics of Software
Methodology for Non-Programmers
Open Source Projects
Personal Web Toys
Test Driven Reverse Engineering
The Lure of XML
Unit Testing in Python
War Stories and Advice
Here’s the problem with AI: the intelligent software now has a personality – and its irritating.