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Code Simplicity: The science of software design

By Max Kanat-Alexander
April 10, 2013

If you want to be a better programmer, a good first step would be to choose an area of software development to take additional responsibility for. Now, when we say “responsibility,” we don’t mean the sort of “you’re to blame …

The gravitational pull of information

By Mac Slocum
October 18, 2010

Content creators, designers and programmers all speak slightly different languages. Bob Boiko believes that a focus on information -- its structure and its delivery -- can get everyone on the same page.

The gravitational pull of information

By Mac Slocum
October 18, 2010

Content creators, designers and programmers all speak slightly different languages. Bob Boiko believes that a focus on information -- its structure and its delivery -- can get everyone on the same page.

New languages get pragmatic

By John Labovitz
August 4, 2010

Safety, security and reliability were common themes at the recent Emerging Languages Camp. In this piece, John Labovitz examines the thread of pragmatism that runs through many of the new programming languages discussed at the camp.

Four short links: 8 September 2009

By Nat Torkington
September 7, 2009

jQTouch -- jQuery library for mobile web app development. (via brian on Delicious) GData API to Google Book Search -- search full text, get back metadata, modify "my library" collections, etc. Open and Free Courses at the CMU Open Learning Initiative -- rather than just a lecture and handout dump, it has interactive exercises and questions to help you...

OSCON: Programmer Insecurity and the Genius Myth

By Robert Kaye
July 27, 2009

Two of my favorite presenters, Ben Collins-Sussman and Brad Fitzpatrick, did an OSCON session on "Programmer Insecurity and the Genius Myth." Brad and Ben talked about how programmers' insecurities cause all manner of troubles in programming projects, and then presented a number of tips for how to avoid these problems. They also asserted that there are very few genius...

Becoming a Sexy Programmer: Clean Forms

By Eric Berry
October 8, 2008

Learn how easy it is to stylize a form with CSS versus using table tags.


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