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Blog Archive for johnm during January 2005

Well, there's seems to be a fair bit of discussion lately about various approaches to making XML less of a bloated sack of protoplasm. Technically speaking there's a Sun article on talking about the Fast InfoSet draft specification. More generically speaking, here's a CNet article asking: How do we make XML faster? Alas, I don't see anyone asking moderately important questions like: If binary...
The Furious Purpose blog entry,Mock roles, not objects mentions a paper given at the last OOPSLA on how to think about mocking in terms of roles that need to be fulfilled. Partly, the blog entry is about the benefits of TDD (Test-Driven Development). If you're not hip to TDD yet, check out Kent Beck's book Test Driven Development: By Example. In my mind, however, there's something a bit more...
MacWorld Expo 2005 is the consumer-focused show/exhibit/conference for all things related to Apple Computers. I've been going to the show for the last two years because Steve Jobs is funny as a keynote speaker and because I switched to a 17" Al-PowerBook when they came out. Alas, in stark contrast from years past, Apple seems to have stopped giving out goodies to attendees of the keynote (...