2007 Jolts Awards

The Jolt Awards were announced last night. The list of winners is below. We had some particularly competitive categories this year (in Technical Books, I advise you to simply fill your shopping cart with the finalists). Most delightful, this was a year where there was some real innovation, which I’ll highlight in some individual discussions. 1. Books General […]

Version Control Patterns?

I started to write a post on version-control patterns (“How to pack your trunk”) when I realized what a can of worms it was. Essentially, every time I wrote down “the way I’ve always done it” I realized that there were always trade-offs — that what worked in some situations wouldn’t be appropriate in others. In other words, […]