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Monthly Archives: December 2007
I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject of professionalism in the context of software development lately. As I see it, there are two strains of professionalism. There are, for lack of a better term, “professionalistic” developers. To be professionalistic … Continue reading
You’re an amateur developer until you realize that everything you write sucks. – Coding Horror
Utility Belt is a grab-bag of IRB extensions to make your Ruby REPLing easier. It’s worth the install just for the edit command, which allows you to shell out to your favorite editor in order to edit more complex input. … Continue reading
Eric.weblog() reminded me of an excellent interview with Anders Hejlsberg on generics in C#, Java, and C++. Anders is the kind of person you want in charge of designing a language. In the interview he demonstrates a deep knowledge of … Continue reading
I played around with jQuery a little over the weekend. I’m fairly impressed. The obvious comparison is with Prototype, but I can’t really make that comparison because almost all the Prototype work I’ve done has been automatically generated by Rails. … Continue reading
Via Exploring Beautiful Languages: the Pimp My Library pattern. Observations: “Pimp My Library” is way cooler than “Decorator” or “Wrap Class”. I really want to spend some quality time with Scala.
I attended the Simple Design & Testing Conference over the weekend. A co-worker made me aware of it about two weeks ago, and since it was a) free; b) held at Penn State York, about 20 minutes from my house; … Continue reading
Only about five years late, here’s my new development blog!