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September 2009


Responsive Design

by Kent Beck

Kent reflects on his years designing software and concludes that we need a new approach, one that embraces ambiguity and tension.

Clone Yourself

by Chad Fowler

Thinking of your career as a system leads to some surprising conclusions.

...And Your Bugs Can Sing

by David Koelle, Brian Tarbox

What if your log files sang to you?

Beauty in Code

by Scott Davis

Scott talks about striving for beauty in the code as it runs and as it is written.


Up Front

by Michael Swaine

We are three.

Choice Bits

Gems from our forum and other sources.

How Do We...?

by Dave Thomas

People often ask how we do what we do. This series explains…

Get a Life

by Daniel Steinberg

Cut yourself some slack. You deserve it, and your work may benefit from it.

Swaine’s World

by Michael Swaine

Mike gets a surprise visitor and surveys computer calisthenics of the past, present, and future.

Shady Illuminations

by John Shade

Open source needs women.

The Quiz

by Michael Swaine

A monthly diversion at least peripherally related to programming.


Author sightings and other notable events.

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