Archive for June, 2007

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Do you know anyone of them?

June 19, 2007

“This is the web site for a new book I’m working on for Apress which will contain interviews with around twenty of the most interesting computer programmers alive today. It will be a companion volume to Apress’s Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston, and, like that book, a continuation of the tradition started by the Paris Review in 1953 when they published a Q&A interview with novelist E.M. Forster, innagurating a series of interviews later titled “Writers at Work”. As the words “at work” suggest, my goal is to focus the interviews on how subjects tackle the day-to-day work of programming. Which is not to say we won’t touch on other topics such as how they became great programmers, how they recognize programming talent in others, and what kinds of problems they find most interesting. —Peter Seibel”

The link

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Desktop Apps are dying?

June 11, 2007

I don’t believe web-based applications will replace the desktop apps totally. How to open a web app, yes you need a browser – a desktop application.  I do believe some desktop apps can be streamlined  into web based ones. Please read this article:

Coding Horror: Who Killed the Desktop Application?:

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OS Market Share for May, 2007

June 6, 2007

Don’t know if those numbers are accurate, but it does give you a view of OS market share. I don’t believe Windows 98 is still used 1.24% higher than Linux that is used only 0.70%. Even Windows ME is used 0.62%. For details, look at here.

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A simple but powerful todo Tool

June 4, 2007

Todo.txt – Task tracking for command line lovers:

todo.sh is a powerful shell script that adds to, edits, sorts and searches your todo.txt file from the command line. Mark items as complete and archive them into a done.txt file with todo.sh as well.

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Why Perl sucks

June 3, 2007

‘Maybe “sucks” is too harsh a word, but in the convention of “Why C sucks” and “Why C++ sucks,” it’s probably an appropriate title. First, let me say that Perl is by far my favorite programming language. I love it’s power, I love its elegance, and most of all, I love its expressiveness. However, Perl is certainly not without its flaws. The tone of this writeup isn’t meant to be negative. I think we can benefit from acknowledging the flaws of the programming languages we like, especially the really popular ones, so we can ensure those flaws never make their way into other languages. So with that, here’s my informal list of problems with Perl:” Read more at here