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Seattle (and other) GiveCamps

Too often, geeks are called upon to leverage their technical expertise (which, to most non-technical peoples' perspective, is an all-encompassing uni-field, meaning if you are a DBA, you can fix a printer, and if you are an IT admin,...

08/29/13

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On speakers, expenses, and stipends

In the past, I've been asked about my thoughts on conferences and the potential "death" of conferences , and the question came up again more recently in a social setting. It's been a while since I commented on it, and if anything, my...

08/26/13

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On startups

Curious to know what Ted's been up to? Head on over to here and sign up. Yes, I'm a CTO of a bootstrap startup. (Emphasis on the "bootstrap" part of that--always looking for angel investors!) And no, we're not really in "stealth...

08/26/13

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Programming Interviews

Apparently I have become something of a resource on programming interviews: I've had three people tell me they read the last two blog posts, one because his company is hiring and he wants his people to be doing interviews right, and...

08/19/13

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On "Exclusive content"

Although it seems to have dipped somewhat in recent years, periodically I get requests from conferences or webinars or other presentation-oriented organizations/events that demand that the material I present be "exclusive", usually...

08/19/13

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More on the Programming Tests Saga

A couple of people had asked how the story with the company that triggered the "I Hate Programming Tests" post ended, so I figured I'd follow up with the rest of that story, and some thoughts.

07/25/13

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Programming Tests

It's official: I hate them. Don't get me wrong, I understand their use and the reasons why potential employers give them out. There's enough programmers in the world who aren't really skilled enough for the job (whatever that job may...

07/08/13

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More on Types

With my most recent blog post, some of you were a little less than impressed with the idea of using types, One reader, in particular, suggested that: Your encapsulating type aliases don't... encapsulate :| Actually, it kinda does. But

05/01/13

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On Types

Recently, having been teaching C# for a bit at Bellevue College, I’ve been thinking more and more about the way in which we approach building object-oriented programs, and particularly the debates around types and type systems.

04/26/13

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Say that part about HTML standards, again?

In incarnations past, I have had debates, public and otherwise, with friends and colleagues who have asserted that HTML5 (by which we really mean HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3) will essentially become the platform of choice for all...

04/13/13

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Programming language "laws"

As is pretty typical for that site, Lambda the Ultimate has a great discussion on some insights that the creators of Mozart and Oz have come to, regarding the design of programming languages; I repeat the post here for convenience:...

03/19/13

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Ted Neward on Java 8 adoption

Every once in a while, there is a moment in your life when inspiration just BAM! strikes out of nowhere, telling you what your next blog post is. Then, there’s this one.

03/18/13

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"We Accept Pull Requests"

There are times when the industry in which I find myself does things that I just don't understand.

02/25/13

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Java was not the first

Charlie Kindel blogs that he thinks James Gosling (and the rest of Sun) screwed us all with Java and it's "Write Once, Run Anywhere" mantra . It's catchy, but it's wrong.

02/21/13

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Um... Security risk much?

While cruising through the Internet a few minute ago, I wandered across Meteor , which looks like a really cool tool/system/platform/whatever for building modern web applications. JavaScript on the front, JavaScript on the back, Mongo

02/14/13

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Last Thoughts on "Craftsmanship"

TL;DR Live craftsmanship, don't preach it. The creation of a label serves no purpose other than to disambiguate and distinguish. If we want to hold people accountable to some sort of "professionalism", then we have to define what that

02/02/13

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More on "Craftsmanship"

TL;DR : To all those who dissented, you're right, but you're wrong. Craftsmanship is a noble meme, when it's something that somebody holds as a personal goal, but it's often coming across as a way to beat up and denigrate on others...

01/25/13

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On the Dark Side of "Craftsmanship"

I don't know Heather Arthur from Eve. Never met her, never read an article by her, seen a video she's in or shot, or seen her code. Matter of fact, I don't even know that she is a "she"--I'm just guessing from the name.

01/23/13

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On Functional Programming in Java

Elliott Rusty Harold is blogging that functional programming in Java is dangerous . He's wrong, and he's way late to the party on this one--it's coming to Java whether he likes it or not.

01/21/13

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Tech Predictions, 2013

Once again, it's time for my annual prognostication and review of last year's efforts . For those of you who've been long-time readers, you know what this means, but for those two or three of you who haven't seen this before, let's...

12/31/12

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