Thanks to all of you who came to TechMeetup Glasgow, hope to see you next time in Edinburgh or at Open Rights Group in Glasgow (also on Google+). The Pecha Kucha is an interesting challenge, and this was my first one, so any advice on how to improve is greatly appreciated. The slides (including the … More User Experience Matters : Pecha Kucha at TechMeetup Glasgow
Dear Jon, In your Semantics Matter talk, you expressed some doubt that dynamic languages allow you to provide meaning to code and therefore we should prefer languages like C# and Java because the compiler-time type checking provides a safety net. As someone who’s developed systems using C#, Java (1.4) and Python, I found myself feeling … More Open Letter To Jon Skeet – Semantics Matter, that’s why you should use dynamic languages
I’ve been re-evaluating the time I spend on the developer hangouts, and despite the interest I get from the invites, the turnouts have not been high enough to sustain these meetings. As a result, I will not be hosting any more. If there is interest, I may think about a podcast-like Hangout-On-Air, but I would … More So Long Hangouts, And Thanks for all the fish
I’ve just been reading this article about how capitalism has changed our language in the last 200 years, and the move from talking about people as users of products to consumers. “How capitalism has changed our language” http://feedly.com/k/18naQTK There is an old computer joke that about programmers referring to their customers as users, but this … More Users or consumers?