My latest column for SD Times argues that the faster you admit you’re wrong, the better a programmer you’ll be.
Flex/AIR for iOS Development Process Explained! Although I personally use MonoTouch for iOS programming, if you happen to know Flash / Flex / AIR, it’s finally possible. My advice, though, is that if you’re going to be programming for iOS, you should learn Objective C and then use an alternative language for the productivity boost.
I’m getting to the point in my Scala understanding where I’m making small commits to our Very Important Project at work. I ended up wasting four hours of work the other day because I put stuff in the wrong place and then spent a lot of time reorganizing things. In the context of FP, which […]
Advice From An Old Programmer — Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition. Programming as a profession….can be a good job, but you could make about the same money and be happier running a fast food joint. You’re much better off using code as your secret weapon in another profession. People who can code in […]
According to this release, Computer Science majors had the highest percentage of job offers of any major. I have to admit to being somewhat surprised at this, as I thought the trend toward offshore development was still driving down the market for young developers.
Answer: [It’s a “wireless remote streetlight switch” used by a local amateur astronomer as an amusement (but, of course, never, EVER to actually use!). Apparently, streetlights have a photosensor, and if one has a small laser, a nice spotting telescope, and sufficiently rigid mount, one could (but never, EVER actually would!) lase the photosensor and […]
A good article holding that “Why wasn’t I consulted?” is the fundamental mindset on the Web: The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (Ftrain.com).
This MSR paper describes an HTML/CSS/JS platform that seems to tie in with Microsoft’s recent conspicuously-not-mentioning-.NET talk of Windows 8. This paper is still in a conference proceedings, so it wouldn’t seem on the verge of productization, but there are so many questions raised by Microsoft’s recent endorsement of JS + HTML for desktop applications […]