Morality and Code

Darryl Taft’s article “Toward a Discussion of Morality and Code” is quickly side-tracked into an exhortation that software developers should be moral people (recycle your punch cards, yo!). Not discussed is the more interesting question of whether there is a morality within coding decisions and, if so, what the higher moral principles are. The agile […]

VS2008 Ships: LINQ is the Standout Feature

<a href=”http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Visual Studio 2008 has shipped. This is a very compelling upgrade, primarily because of Language-Integrated Query (LINQ), a new feature that is supported in the mainstream .NET languages VB and C# and will almost certainly spread to every .NET language and, I suspect, into the Java world in a few years. […]

Kindle Me

Amazon has shipped the Kindle, which I think may very well be the game-changing device the eBook market has been waiting for. Compatibility with PDF, plaintext, HTML, “Kindle format” (structured HTML), plus free EVDO connectivity, plus email-your-document-to-the-Kindle (killer). Books are $9.99. If O’Reilly puts Safari on this thing, they’ll sell one to every programmer in […]