According to a survey conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting LLC, a software engineer in Beijing makes $13,400 per year. In India, a software engineer makes $10,300 per year. Salaries in India are growing at 11.5% per year (over the past 5 years) and 7.5% per year in China in the same period. The survey […]
Ralph Johnson makes the point that since the majority of work on code is subsequent to its initial creation, the idea that transforming one program into another is not a theoretical exercise, but a fundamental reality of the way things already work. Via [Patrick Logan]
I am interested by Literate Programming, in which both human-readable discussion and compiler-readable code are combined. Not only does such a system allow a document to be unit-tested, it generally allows code samples to be more expressive, because you can re-order code sections to fit the discussion. I’ve written a literate programming system for Word […]
This is a technical paper that contains good advice on domain-specific languages. Via [Lambda the Ultimate]
Ray Ozzie’s “Clipboard for the Web” is also (partially) based on the premise that “cut and paste” / copying is something that is inherently productive. A microtrend?
Another good article on C#. This one on how to use interop to speed file reading. [via Steve Pietrek]
I have been very intrigued by Jonathan Edwards’ work on “Subtext,” a spreadsheet-like programming language that elevates “copy and paste” to be the primary means by which programs are constructed. He’s already put up some prototypes and casual discussions, but now he’s posted a draft of a more formal definition of what he’s doing.
This is a nice article demonstrating a programming style that has become possible in C# 2.0. Update: Fixed broken link.
This game perfectly captures how I feel right now: Movie
This article reports on Microsoft’s rumored ‘iPod killer’ and is filled with enough details to make me think that this is a different project from Origami/UMPC. That’s interesting, because when the rumors of an “XBoy” started a few months ago, I mentally said “Oh, that’s the Origami.” (Yes, I knew about Origami for months before […]