Ken Arnold makes a good case for generics being poorly thought out. I take issue, though, with the claim that we should avoid them.
Marcus Baker makes the claim that logging is evil. I cannot agree.
I have spent the last two months creating a front end for our new GenBank in a Box web product. Perl is a rather new language for me, and one not entirely to my taste. Going in, I expected the hardest part of the project to be learning Perl and its idiosyncrasies.
Not a chance.