Moving towards Scala

We’ve just shipped our first application whose core algorithm was written in Scala. Regrettably, the project didn’t lend itself to “getting our feet wet,” and it basically boiled down to the Scala modules being black boxes while the rest of us worked in more pedestrian technologies such as Java and JavaScript. But the project was […]

Process kills developer passion

I disagree with a lot in this post Process kills developer passion …maybe junior (or specialized) developers should be writing the unit tests, leaving the more seasoned developers free to concentrate on the actual implementation of the application. Maybe you don’t need to micro-manage them with daily updates to VersionOne to make sure they’re going to […]

Elmer Gantry 2.0

Act 1 A charismatic con man declares that the world is going to end on a specific date. He calls for donations, ostensibly to alert nonbelievers of the joyful and ominous news. Act 2 The meme goes viral and all of a sudden, his normal income from donations increase 1000x. Instead of backing off, he […]