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PragPub, October 2010

Table of Contents


  • by Brian Hogan
    One in every ten people in the world has some sort of disabiliy. That’s 650 million potential users of your software, and 650 million people you should think about when developing web sites.
  • by Jeff Langr, Tim Ottinger
    Jeff and Tim shuffle the Agile deck and come up with some jokers.
  • by Hew Wolff
    Your editor’s favorite characterization of good writing is from Rust Hills, former fiction editor of Esquire magazine: “clarity of perception and expression.” Hew Wolff is talking about something similar here when he characterizes good code as truthful.
  • by Dan Wohlbruck
    This month marks the 149th anniversary of the beginning of electronic messaging.
  • by Jeremy Bingham
    Courtesy of the Chinese and Goodwill, Jeremy offers you this 2010 Halloween costume.


  • by Michael Swaine
    The Easter Eggs of October
  • It was a dark and stormy night, and I shuddered with eldritch dread to think that somewhere out there novels were being written on Twitter.
  • by Andy Hunt
    “Oh I’ll Remember That.” No, actually, you won’t.
  • by Jonathan Rasmusson
    It starts out so hopefully. As you begin the project, you and your team are all on the same page. Or so it seems. Then you start actually building, and you realize that you all had something different in mind. Has it happened to you?
  • by Michael Swaine
    A monthly diversion at least peripherally related to programming.
  • Jared Richardson, author of Ship It!, will talk about “The Value of Value Story Cards” at Agile Development Practices East in Orlando, FL in November. Also, Linux turns 19. And other items for your calendar.
  • by John Shade
    Our resident curmudgeon taps into the mind of Linus Torvalds and finds a kindred spirit.