Weekly Reading

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Written on 2007-10-31 04:01:08

These are a few of the things I've picked up from reddit or the blogosphere or elsewhere of late:

-A paper on Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and some contentions Nagel had with it.

-A transcript of a talk by Alan Cox at a Linux Conference on why Brooks' Laws of Software Development don't hold up under the open source model.

-An interesting post by Dan McWeeny courtesy of James Governor over at Redmonk on "Synthesizers" a posited new category of software developer.

-An interesting essay on the problems of programming.

-A fantastic response to a recent article of Raganwald's about Object Oriented Programming and the problems of information hiding. I especially like the leaning towards less stateful code.

-Another good response to a Raganwald article, this time about learning new programming languages. I've been going through this a bit myself lately with a recent Java assignment that I essentially tried to write in C. I need to be writing it in idiomatic Java but I'm lazy and don't like Java. I'm getting it together though.

-A Google Tech Talk on why the GIT source control repository should be used in lieu of any others. This one is given by Randal Schwartz, it is not the already circulated talk by Linus Torvalds himself.

-An interview with Joe Armstrong, creator of Erlang, on the future of programming, object orientation, and statefulness.

-A design philosophy. If it's not simple, it's wrong.

-Finally, I also found podcasts from the recent OOPSLA and ACM Reflections conferences. Some of these would be well worth listening to.
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