I was recently in an online discussion about whether or not technologists should use “managed services” like the one I work for.Read More Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
So, after suffering a few years with a flaky iPad Air 2, my lovely wife convinced me that it was OK to treat myserlf last week, and I got myself a 9.7″ iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard. To be honest, I’ve been super unhappy with Apple keyboards of late. They seem to think that […]Read More Apple IPad Pro Smart Keyboard
Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion [Note: I originally wrote this for Quora but am reposting it here with slight embelishment. Introduction In hard core technical circles, discussing the relative merits of these two editors is pretty much verboten. In the past, debates around this issue have actually become vicious (which is ludicrous when […]Read More Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion
Recently, pretty much the entire geek/fandom community was in full on mourning over the death of fantasy author Terry Pratchett.Read More GNU Terry Pratchett
When Oracle bought Sun, I was initially fairly bullish on the idea – I thought Oracle might temper some of Sun’s whimsical brainstorming turned projects that it poured resources into, and create a leaner, meaner Sun.Read More Will Java survive Oracle?
Or has the number of new programming languages been increasing exponentially of late? I don’t just mean the number of new languages being invented, because that’s always been the case, but the number which are actually garnering a fair bit of tech buzz? In the last few months, I’ve heard a LOT about Clojure, Scala, […]Read More Is it just me…