It has been a while since a good bitchmeme came about, so it is with great pleasure that I participate in this one. Actually, is it not with great pleasure as the issue hits close to home. The issue at hand is regarding age in the software development profession. This is important to me because… Read More Can You Be Too Old For Software Development?
Google launches new products and features constantly. Some of these products gain widespread adoption, like GMail, and others eventually whither and die, like Wave. In this age of the internet, the question is now whether Google expects some of these products to fail and is just releasing them to see what features people like. As… Read More Is Google Me The Merging Of GMail, Buzz and Orkut?
So, the worst kept rumor in the valley was finally confirmed. Facebook now has a location offering called Places. However, this was not a simple check-in application announcement, it was much different. First, they announced partnerships with many of the major location-based applications: We’re working with an initial set of partners including Gowalla, foursquare, Yelp and Booyah‘s InCrowd to… Read More Facebook Places Is Yet Another Facebook Search Application
PLEASE REVIEW THE MORE RECENT VERSION FOR FEBRUARY 2011. At the beginning of this month, I compared the job trends for traditional programming languages like C++, Java and others. This post is one of the recurring programming job trends posts, where we look at web and scripting programming languages. Feel free to review the web programming… Read More Web & Scripting Programming Language Job Trends – August 2010
For whatever reason, I have seen the topic of unit tests appear in my daily reading frequently the past few days. Because I am in that kind of mood, I wanted to rant on unit testing. First, let’s look at some of the articles that caught my attention. One article talks more about the psychology… Read More Writing Unit Tests Is Your Job, So Quit Making Excuses
How do you answer the question, “what do I need to learn to be a good programmer?” I have written posts trying to answer that question, typically focusing on the languages that you should learn or the algorithms and other techniques you need to know. What about the rest of a programmer’s life? This is… Read More 12 Things A Programmer Really Needs To Know
By now you have heard the official news, Google Wave will no longer be developed and will eventually shut down. Parts of Google Wave will still live on, and you will have the opportunity to get your information out of Wave: Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan… Read More Google Wave Challenged Email And Lost
PLEASE REVIEW THE MORE RECENT VERSION FOR FEBRUARY 2011. About 6 months ago, I looked at the job trends for traditional programming languages again. Given the popularity of these posts, I have decided to make this a recurring theme. In the last update, I included Delphi due to the fairly high ranking it had in… Read More Traditional Programming Language Job Trends – August 2010