Growing up, one of the things that I was taught was that embellishing was wrong. That was confusing to me since the actual definition of embellish is: "To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate." Of course, my mom and various "teachers" really meant to teach me that telling lies is a Bad Thing(tm).
What do you really look at when you're hiring people?
Eben Moglen heads up this new organization, the Software Freedom Law Center, to "provide provide legal representation and other law related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software."
The center has been established with a $4 million fund raised through the OSDL.
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.
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).
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.
My buddy Terence Parr just published an article on developerWorks called Learn the Essentials of Debugging. In it, he brings up a number of essential debugging facets: Reproducibility, Reduction, Deduction, Experimentation, Experience, and Tenacity.
In Fartlek - Increasing your Sustainable Pace, Erik Meade uses the fartlek concept to talk about sustainable pace in software development. However, the notion of fartlek comes from training e.g., runners.
In Pumpkin Soup Dan wrote:
Before directing you to an essay on Language Oriented Programming, I want to make one other comment about this particular pumpkin soup. We're eating it today and yet I made it Tuesday night. I learned this at a restaurant I worked in.