This is a special Sunday edition of Geek Reading for one simple reason. I am taking a break from posting Geek Reading for a while. Life and work are always very busy and I am hoping to get back to writing again. Maybe in the near future I will post an original article or opinion,… Read More Geek Reading July 17, 2016 #1150
Ernie Miller starts our day with a rant on “market rate” for programmers. Basically, he pokes holes in the Buffer salary information, not from the openness perspective, but concerns about employee value and other issues. Kent Beck also has a post about “pricing” programmers, more from the idea that he does not know what is… Read More Geek Reading December 8, 2015
Leading off our Monday is a presentation on Slide Share from Xavier Amatriain. In the slides, he shows us lessons learned from building machine learning systems. On Conversation Agent, Valeria Maltoni talks about how to make hard choices. She uses information from an excellent TED presentation by Ruth Chang to really get into why some choices are… Read More Geek Reading November 23, 2015
Like many software developers, I have toyed with many languages over the years. Some languages have grown in popularity and others have waned. Today, I would like to give thanks to those esoteric, arcane, rare and industry changing languages in a nice A-Z listing. Some are old, some are new, some are popular, some are… Read More Giving Thanks To Arcane Programming Languages
As I do my professional and personal work, I am always looking for the best tool for the job. In software development, there are several programming languages that can be used for a wide variety of reasons. I am often asked by people new to software development what is the best language to learn. They… Read More What Programming Language Should I Learn?