Allen Wirfs-Brock, a Mozilla Research Fellow, at YOW 2011, defined what he considers the current era of computing, and some exciting elements of where we are and where we are going in his talk “The Web Browser is a Transitional Technology”.
It looks like YOW 2011 had some fantastic talks to check out.
I hope to have a simple little project that parses SVN logs and produces visualizations up on github soon.
Related, recent reads:
Steve Yegge: “The Universal Design Pattern “
Sam Ruby: “Planetary Exploration”
Guardian: Paul Bradshaw: “How to be a data journalist”
ProPublica: Jeff Larson: “The Rainbow Connection: How We Made Our CDO Connections Graphic” (tools mentioned: google-refine (formerly Gridworks), Raphaël, JSON)
SeleniumExamples: “Play Pacman with Selenium 2″.
This is pretty damn neat if you ask me.
Mike Taylor on Kernighan and Plauger’s “The Elements of Programming Style” (gotta buy and read this)
Deseret Tech: “NoSQL v. SQL is the worst holy war ever.”
Dennis Forbes: “Getting Real about NoSQL and the SQL-Isn’t-Scalable Lie”
Jesse Legg: “Emacs for Python Programmers: Basics”
the official hudson weblog: “Hudson at PyCon”
The website of Lei Chen: “Setup Perfect Python Environment In Emacs”
Extra Cheese: “Python vs. Ruby: A Battle to The Death”
Martin Fowler: “ConversationalStories”
Code Monkeyism: “What Developers Need to Know About Agile”
Coding Horror: “Cultivate Teams, Not Ideas”
Geoff Sowrey: “What makes a Senior Developer?”