The Pragmatic Bookshelf just got the contract to produce the 4th edition of a classic book on a venerable language: chromatic’s Modern Perl. I’ll be editing it. It will cover Perl 5.22.
Like it says: 10 data mining algorithms explained in plain English. Nice.
Coding Horror on why open source doesn’t fix all the bugs. The software that we depend on has become so complex that we need to start thinking in terms of software ecosystem diversity. http://blog.codinghorror.com/given-enough-money-all-bugs-are-shallow/
What hilarity ensues if your name is actually Null.
Fog Creek interviewed Adam Tornhill, a PragPub contributor and Pragmatic Bookshelf author. They discussed his book Your Code as a Crime Scene, about using Forensic Psychology techniques to identify code defects.
I like the approach of this essay. The author doesn’t claim to know how the Web will win out over native mobile development, just that it has to eventually. Sort of like the difference between an algorithm and an existence proof.
I hope this reviewer is right. It seems reasonable to me that the potential value of the Watch is in changing the relationship between us and our devices, letting us recapture some of our time for real life.