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Two out of three ain’t bad

Parts one and two of OOP the Easy Way are now both complete. Part three will be underway soon, in the meantime you are welcome two read the first two parts on Leanpub (and will automatically be entitled to updates … Continue reading

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Book update: OOP the Easy Way

Obejct-Oriented Programming the Easy Way gets ever closer, as the first part (of three) is now substantively complete. If you have been holding off from buying the book, now would be a great opportunity to jump in, as a whole … Continue reading

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OOP the Easy Way

It’s still very much a work in progress, but OOP the Easy Way is now available to purchase from Leanpub (a free sample is also available from the book’s Leanpub page). Following the theme of my conference talks and blog … Continue reading

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Recommend me some books or articles

I’ve been looking for something to read on these topics, can you help? a history of the Unix wars (the ‘workstation’ period involving Sun, HP, Apollo, DEC, IBM, NeXT and SGI primarily, but really everything starting from AT&T up to … Continue reading

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On books

I’d say that if there’s one easy way to summarise how I work, it’s as an information focus. I’m not great at following a solution all the way to the bitter end so you should never let me be a … Continue reading

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Working Effectively with Legacy Code

I gave a talk to my team at ARM today on Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael Feathers. Here are some notes I made in preparation, which are somewhat related to the talk I gave. This may be the … Continue reading

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New book: APPosite Concerns

Back when I published APPropriate Behaviour, I expected it to be the first in a trilogy. Today, the second part, APPosite Concerns, is available. APPosite Concerns is a compendium of posts from this blog, going back over the current decade. … Continue reading

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Staying power

You would imagine that by now I would have come to realise how long my attention span is and worked to find projects that fit within it, but no. This is one of the changes I need to make soon. … Continue reading

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In The Design of Design, Fred Brooks makes an interesting point about ESR’s description of the Bazaar model of Linux (and, by extension, “Open Source”) development. Linux was actually designed in a cathedral. The design was supplied by Unix, where … Continue reading

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APPosite Concerns

I’ve started another book project: APPosite Concerns is in the same series as, and is somehow a sequel to, APPropriate Behaviour. So now I just have one question to ask. What is going to be in the book? This question … Continue reading

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