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Monthly Archives: January 2017
In which the quantity 1/”booleans per module” is proposed as a software quality metric, and readers are left hanging.
New project: the GNUstep developer guide
I discovered by searching the interwebs that a significant number of people who try out GNUstep get stuck at the “I wanted to do Objective-C on my Linux so I installed GNUstep…now what?” stage. There are some tutorials for GNUstep … Continue reading
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This post on semantic versioning reminded me that we’re making a future in which Ubuntu 01.04 will be newer than Ubuntu 99.10. This is fine.
The reality is not the abstraction
Remember that the abstractions you built to help you think about problems are there to help. They are not reality, and when you think of them as such they stop helping you, and they hold you back. You see this … Continue reading
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The book “NeXTstep Programming Step One: Object-Oriented Applications” by Garfinkel and Mahoney said this about Controllers in 1993: A good rule of thumb is to place as little code in your controller as necessary. If it is possible to create … Continue reading
2017: the year of configuring Linux (or Windows, or OS X, or…) on the desktop
I’m going to FOSDEM next month, maybe I’ll see some of you there. This gives me motivation to solve one of the outstanding problems on my laptop: I currently, as has been mentioned here multiple times, use Windows 10 as … Continue reading
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The problem with not-Apple
I’ve read a few articles over the last week or so that point to the Mac having lost its shine among developers. There was a time when the first things you did when you wanted to be a developer on … Continue reading
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Resolution: Share Subscriptions
In Resolution: Subscribe Self I said I’d share my list of feeds. The nice thing to do would be to document a blog roll detailing why I subscribe to each blog, but for the moment here’s an OPML file you … Continue reading
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Resolution: Subscribe Self
I have, at least temporarily, stopped using the social media to find news. I publish an RSS feed here, and your other favourite sites probably do too, so we can all discover the things we want to read without having … Continue reading