Ian J Cottee: Rhino on OS X Leopard
Steve Yegge: Code’s Worst Enemy
John Resig: Bringing the Browser to the Server (hmmm, jQuery on Rhino?)
While gearing up on a content management project, a few developers were wrangling with how to share solution diagrams between Visio and OmniGraffle. While there is a level of compatibility between the two, its not ideal. While researching, I went off into a related tangent, a cross platform tool that I can manipulate from a text editor or programming language, and ended up reading about Graphviz.
Graphviz – command line tool and DSL (dot) to define and render graphs and diagrams.
Doesn’t sounds like much, but check out this magic: Visualizing traceroute output with Ruby and Graphviz or how about Maven based dependency graphing?
O’Reilly: An Introduction to GraphViz and dot
O’Reilly: Graphviz – Why draw when you can code?
Orgmode.org: org-exp-blocks.el: pre-process blocks in org-mode files in Emacs to generate diagrams – rocking!
Bernt Hansen’s fantastic Org Mode – Organize Your Life In Plain Text! is a working example of the above org-mode use case (and a great org-mode tutorial)
Forever for Now: UML Diagrams Using Graphviz Dot
Haven’t read or experimented with yet, but will…
Linux.com: Create relationship diagrams with Graphviz
IBM developerWorks: Visualize function calls with Graphviz
Graphviz Resources – large list of viewers, navigators, language bindings, etc
ZGRViewer: a Java-based desktop GraphViz/DOT Viewer – Adds interactivity to viewing a dot defined graph.
danieltenner.com – Dealing with impossible crises – Absolutely terrific advice for participating in group problem solving (something that many have trouble with).
The Buzz Bin – The Cultural Challenge to Integration – about breaking down silo walls.
Beth’s Blog – Silos Culture Inside the Walls of Nonprofits Prevent Effective Social Media Use – yep – they exist in non-profits as well.
Lessons Learned: Five Whys – great technique to drill down to root causes.
scottberkun.com – Top ten reasons managers become great
Matt Jones: Data as Seductive Material
Wolfram|Alpha: Searching for Truth
Artima: What I learned at Java Posse Roundup ’09 – some good advice here.
Netbeans.org: NetBeans Platform – some nice inspiration here among those using the Netbeans platform.
WikiWikiWeb: Specialization Is For Insects
Computerworld: Researchers: Databases still beat Google’s MapReduce
SmoothSpan Blog: AmazonFail Shows Data Matters Too
imagine27: 2009-04-09 live lisp art opengl synth sound – wow – slow build – but that’s part of why its worth it.
grok2.com: quoting Fred Brooks – Why is programming fun?
Bb RealTech: My Abbreviated Self – thoughts on the evolving HTML5 spec.
CSSquirrel: Comic Update: Madness? This is HTML5!
rc3.org: Do what you can’t not do:
So my suggestion would be find a way to get paid to do the thing you can’t stop yourself from doing. The best programmers are people who can’t stop programming. The best writers are people who find themselves wanting to write when they’re doing other things. Do what comes naturally.
btw – I’m posting regular links at del.icio.us again – here’s my programming link stream.
Emacs Screencast (Ruby developer shows why he likes Emacs)
Xah’s Emacs Lisp Tutorial – I’m following this myself. Some great bits in there for the Lisp/Emacs newbie.
Publiushing Org-mode files to HTML – nice setup to publish a directory of org-mode files.
Hacker News thread: Ask HN: Emacs users on OS X, what’s your setup?
Obsidian Portal – I have a few friends that would LOVE to dive into this.