31
May 05

Erich Gamma on Flexibility and Reuse

On Flexibility and Reuse
– A Conversation with Erich Gamma, Part II.


30
May 05

For all you tech-supporters out there…

…on a Monday morning.


26
May 05

Internationalization

The I18n G.A.L. : Weblog – Interesting stuff on internationalization & localization.


26
May 05

Tips for getting good customer support

Tips for getting good customer support – Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)


23
May 05

Hitting the nail on the head…

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.

—Albert Einstein

(Via /\ndy’s Weblog.)


23
May 05

How to Use Design Patterns

How to Use Design Patterns – A Conversation with Erich Gamma, Part I.


19
May 05

Because buying new running shoes is more fun than actually running

Because buying new running shoes is more fun than actually running:

My concern is that there’s a big difference between buying new running shoes and actually hitting the road every morning. Big difference. One is really fun and relaxing while the other requires a lot of hard work, diligence, and sacrifice.

Ultimately, the tools that we choose for any purpose will only be as useful as our ability to use them effectively and to understand what their improved quality means to the way we approach our work (as well as the challenges that led us to seek out these new tools). You can buy a successively more costly and high-quality series of claw hammers until you’ve reached the top of the line, but until you learn how to use them skillfully, you’re going to keep making ugly bird houses.


Amen.


19
May 05

Funnyfox

Why you should use Firefox.


19
May 05

Writing comments in your code

Write Sweet-Smelling Comments. Excellent overview by Mike Clark.


12
May 05

This could become…

…a great reference on the PrinciplesOfObjectOrientedDesign.