Post tagged: SD Futures

30K application lines + 110K testing lines: Evidence of...?

I recently wrote an encomium to ResolverOne, the IronPython-based spreadsheet:

[T]heir use of pair programming and test-driven development has delivered high productivity; of the 140,000 lines of code, 110,000 are tests....ResolverOne has been in development for roughly two years, is written in a language without explicit …

Lang.NET Videos Up

http://barrkel.blogspot.com/2008/02/langnet-symposium-videos-are-up-in-wmv.html

Recommendations :

http://langnetsymposium.com/talks/Videos/1-05 - Lively Kernel - Dan Ingalls - Sun.wmv

http://langnetsymposium.com/talks/Videos/2-01 - Newspeak - Gilad Braha - Cadence.wmv

http://langnetsymposium.com/talks/Videos/3-08 - Cobra - Chuck Esterbrook.wmv http://langnetsymposium.com/talks/Videos/3-09 - Intentional - Magnus …

Aging is the New Working

I was reading PC Magazine's 25th anniversary issue in which they have the evergreen "what will the future bring?" essays. I was struck by how much talk of medical stuff (nanobots, non-invasive diagnosis, ubiquitous this-and-that) there was. And then it struck me:

Boomers.

Just as they do with every damn …

Bash Ups

With the release to public beta of Popfly, Microsoft's mashup editor, I'll reiterate my theory that mashups are the UNIX shell of the Internet. The corollary is that we need a suite of command equivalents:


Command Mashup Alternative cd, mkdir, rmdir facilities for manipulating "current URI"; REST principles, etc. mailx …

LINQ + Reflection: Querying the Object Graph

Yuriy Solodkyy demonstrates the \<a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/ysolodkyy/archive/2007/10/07/using-linq-with-system-reflection-classes.aspx"" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">combination of LINQ and Reflection APIs, a technique which could prove to be tremendously powerful and which strikes me as allowing LINQ-enabled languages to have a level of …