Archive for the ‘programming’ Category

Avoron

June 14, 2007

http://www.avoron.com/products.php?cat=39

What do you think of this software. I’m checking it out at the moment.

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Dictionary of data structures and algorithms.

March 24, 2007

Very useful.

http://www.nist.gov/dads/

Update: Lots of data structures I hadnt heard about. You then have to check them up elsewhere, but thats not a problem in google-world.

Missing programmer curriculum

March 6, 2007

Missing programmer curriculum.

The author makes some good points.

Becoming a better developer

March 1, 2007

Becoming a better developer article from dzone.

One point is 

Learn New Human Languages.
Cool. I’m doing some of the steps naturally and I’m going to try to hit more of the points.

Set up to fail

February 27, 2007

At first the dev team laughs, praying it is a joke. Then you realize it isn’t a joke and the whole team starts talking amongst themselves about how this will never work. Finally someone gets the nerve to tell their manager that there is no way this can be done. At first the manager tries to encourage everyone, give a pep rally and buy everyone some cookies. After the first month, a couple more people come forward and say the same thing, but the manager won’t take it any higher, knowing that the business has already set the date, the CIO has promised and there is no way he is going to be a messenger of doom.

Everyone starts working way too much overtime and accomplishing far too little due to stress, fatigue and low morale. Month 3 comes along and naturally it isn’t ready. The business is pissed off, the CIO is furious, the lowly manager is wondering what went wrong. The dev team is ready to quit.

How often are you set up to fail. Most programmers will recognise this articles topic. If you don’t. Read this. It shows why you need to hire someone to check if the project is possible as well as what problems are likely to happen.

Frances Allen of IBM wins A. M. Turing Award

February 26, 2007

Ah Cool.

Frances Allen of IBM wins A. M. Turing Award. She is the first women to do so.

“whose work helped crack Cold War-era code and predict the weather”

Well it was never going to be me ^-^

Koders

October 24, 2006

http://www.koders.com/

Koders is a search engine for code. Rather like the new google product only better. I used to use standard google for this, but koders is much much better. Anyway try it out.