Steve Rowe's Blog

Ruminations on Computing - Programming, Test Development, Management and More

December, 2008

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    Improving Task Estimation Accuracy

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    In my opinion estimating how long it will take to write a piece of software is difficult if you haven’t done it before and with software we never have.  The more experience you have, the more you’ll have done similar things and thus the more accurate...
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    Modern Computing Began 40 Years Ago Today

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    Modern computers all utilize the same user paradigms: interactive computing, mouse, windows, hyperlinks, teleconferencing, etc. Many people consider Xerox Parc to be the nest in which most of these concepts were born. That is, afterall, where Steve Jobs...
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    Stroustrup on What's Wrong With CS Programs

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    Similar to thinking of Joel Spolsky (and me ), Bjarne Stroustrup (the inventor of C++) says the way we teach CS today is broken . That is, it is at odds with the needs of the industry. Having just completed a Masters in CS I can say first hand that this...
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    10 Programming Languages Worth Exploring

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    Now that I've completed the final class toward my Masters Degree I have the time to explore some things of my own choosing. One thing I intend to do is to learn a new programming language. This article I discovered via Reddit is a good place to start...
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    Hope You Had a Merry Christmas

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    The day's almost over. Snow is still on the ground here although the temperature is going up and its days are numbered. I spent most of today with family just hanging out. I found it to be enjoyable and relaxing. Didn't get much accomplished, but that...
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    Why You Get Nothing Done When You Have So Much Free Time

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    Interesting musings on a subject I can attest to be true. Why is it we get so much done when we're on a tight schedule but then fail to get anything done when we have a long vacation? The same applies to work too. Give someone a long time to get a project...
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