"Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
March 17th, 2009 • Comments Off on Who protects the internet
Nice article on popsci.com about undersea cables, repairing them, and how the Internet works: http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-03/who-protects-intrnet
Totally worth a read!
March 11th, 2009 • Comments Off on Are you a developer? Have you read these books?
So you are a software developer? The next list is a set of books which I would recommend to read 🙂 Might not be complete so feel free to add some more!
CodeCraft – Pete Goodliffe
Beautiful Code – Andy Oram; Greg Wilson
Code Complete – Steve McConnell
The Pragmatic Programmer – Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
The Mythical Man Month – Frederick P. Brooks
The Productive Programmer – Neil Ford
Practical Development Environments – Matthew Doar
Head First Design Patterns – Eric, Elisabeth Freeman
The Art of Agile Development – James Shore, Shane Warden
Managing Software Requirements – Dean Leffingwell, Don Widrig
Managing Iterative Software Development Projects – Kurt Bittner, Ian Spence
Refactoring – Martin Fowler
Testing and Quality Assurance for Component-Based Software – Jerry Zeyu Gao
A Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software – John D. McGregor, David A. Sykes
Beside all these nice books there are plenty of other books around which are great. For example books about programming languages, getting things done, presentations, etc…So grap a book and start to read 🙂 In my opinion good code quality starts with the developer. And a developer who is informed, up-to-date and knows what he is doing writes quality code!
March 9th, 2009 • Comments Off on Clean Code – book review
The book "Clean code" from Robert C. Martin has the subtitle: "A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship". It comes up with some nice ideas. Many of them you might know, but hidden in the book are some other ideas. Overall it’s well written and easy to read. And compared to the book "Code Craft" much thinner so faster to read (Although Code Craft is a very good book, and a must read for prgrammers!). Overall a nice book if you want to get into the idea of writting quality code.
March 9th, 2009 • Comments Off on Open Grid Forum – Cloud Interface API BoF session (update)
Me, myself and I at the stage answering questions at OGF 25 (Cloud interface API BoF session):
March 5th, 2009 • Comments Off on Open Grid Forum – Day 4
Today was another interesting day @OGF 25. One session hosted by Wolfgang Gentzsch and Martin Antony Walker dealt with the topic: From Grids to Clouds. Interesting ideas and thoughts what the similarities are. Also some nice ideas about which applications would favor HPC, Grid or Cloud based solutions.
My talk in this session was about the RESERVOIR project: http://www.ogf.org/OGF25/materials/1596/20090224_RESERVOIR_overview_tmetsch-v0.1.pdf
Here are some more pictures from OGF. Not the best weather today but still a nice meeting area: