I often talk to non-programmers who think I must have to be extraordinarily clever to be a software developer, and that they could never do it. In my experience, people often underestimate their own ability. I thought I’d write down some heuristics to help you determine if you have the brains it takes to be […]
Some thoughts on bullying behavior in software projects.
This my 3-year-old daughter Ylva, trying to make one of our computers do what she wants. Don’t get me wrong: Ylva is perfectly adept at using computers. This one, however, is frustratingly unresponsive. Nothing happens when you try to interact directly with the pictures on the screen. Instead, you have to translate your desires into […]
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be returning to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference again this week, but don’t expect him to make quite the splash he did last year.This time, he’ll be watching from the safety of the cheap seats. Source: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella skips speaking role at women in […]
we were actually trying for a qualitative shift in belief structures—a new Kuhnian paradigm in the same spirit as the invention of the printing press—and thus took highly extreme positions which almost forced these new styles to be invented. — Alan Kay, The Early History of Smalltalk As I’ve become more familiar with the history of […]