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April, 2006

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    ChucK Audio Programming Language

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    I saw reference to ChucK on Prompt Criticality , a Second Life Blog. I wanted to blog it for my own reference if for no other reason. ChucK is "a new audio programming language for real-time synthesis, composition, and performance" that "presents a new...
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    Sacred Code Cows

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    I wrote of my meeting w/ Neal Ford a few weeks ago. Today he has a long post on what he calls Eating Sacred Hamburger that goes into more detail of some of the things we discussed: Software development cults tend to create sacred cows: habits and...
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    ActiveRecord::Migration

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    When I wrote about the Dual Schema problem a few weeks ago, I specifically wrote that the Rails model is backwards because it derives the in-memory schema from the database schema. While I still believe that, Rails' ActiveRecord::Migration library does...
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    Apparently, Microsoft Delivered on Enterprise 2.0 Three Years Ago

    In the past few weeks, there’s been a major uptick in discussion about Web 2.0 / Enterprise convergence. Andrew McAfee has a new article on what he calls Enterprise 2.0. Dion’s got an entire blog on the subject, though he thinks it should be called Enterprise...
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    Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby

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    Even if you don't care a lick about Ruby , you should read Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby . It is by far the most facinating (and freaky) technical book I've ever read.
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    Talking Dynamic Lanugages with Neal Ford

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    I spent a couple of hours chatting with Neal Ford from ThoughtWorks yesterday. Ted Neward had virtually introduced us a few months ago and he was in town for MTS , so he arranged a meeting. I had asked Ted to introduce me to some dynamic language folks...
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    LINQ + WAP == Coolness

    I never really missed Web Application Project support in VS05 until I realized what I could do with it. I've been experimenting with LINQ and wanted to be able to use it in a web application I'm prototyping. Under the file system model, there's no easy...
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    RubyNet Project

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    Having written about Ruby in the scope of the Compiler Dev Lab and the Dual Schema Problem , I was interested to come across the Ruby.NET project from Queensland University of Technology . From the Ruby.NET home page: Our goal is to create a compiler...
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