Photography Challenge Grant 2008

November 27, 2007

Earth Ethics
“For the fourth consecutive year, the Earth Ethics Institute EEI of Miami Dade College sponsors this contest as a way to engage members of the MDC community in observing the natural world around them here in South Florida and to encourage them to communicate their feelings, understandings, experiences and questions visually through photography.” Cash awards for student prizes.


A Theory of Programming

November 26, 2007

Dr. Dobbs | A Theory of Programming | November 21, 2007 An excellent article by Kent Beck taking a larger view of programming.

An excerpt: “…Code communicates well when a reader can understand it, modify it, or use it. While programming it’s tempting to think only of the computer. However, good things happen when I think of others while I program. I get cleaner code that is easier to read, it is more cost-effective, my thinking is clearer, I give myself a fresh perspective, my stress level drops, and I meet some of my social needs.”

(via Dr. Dobbs)


Java 1.6 for Leapord – not here yet

November 20, 2007
13949712720901ForOS. This string will identify this blog as a vote to bring 1.6 to Leapord!

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 2007 File Formats

November 19, 2007

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
Open Office 2007 files in previous versions of Office


10 Things Every Programmer Should Know For Their First Job

November 9, 2007

Apple Matters | 10 Things Every Programmer Should Know For Their First Job
“…it is both humbling and frustrating to leave the comfort of what you know to tackle something new.” Ten practical pointers about starting a new job — many are good for any job.


Want more money? Learn Java or .Net

November 8, 2007

Want more money? Learn Java or .Net | The Open Road – The Business and Politics of Open Source by Matt Asay – CNET Blogs
“Web scripting languages like PHP are hot, but its Java and .Net that pay the bills, …” Something that is always nice to read 🙂  (via dzone)


Unit testing is dumb

November 2, 2007

Alex Miller – Unit testing is dumb
“… testing “trivial” classes and code feels dumb…right up to the point where it saves your ###.” Another good article about the uses of unit testing. (via dzone)