by Ron Jeffries
Two months ago in these pages, Ron Jeffries told us estimation is evil. Now he’s back to tell us it’s a necessary evil—and that, done right, it isn’t even evil.
by Steven K. Roberts
The legendary gonzo engineer shares his secrets for pursuing crazy dreams and succeeding in this series.
by Mark Chu-Carroll
P-adic numbers are an alternative to the reals. They have real applications, but playing with p-adics is also math geek fun.
by Johanna Rothman
If you’re asking candidates any of these questions, you should stop now. Johanna tells you why.
by Paul Callaghan
Paul digs deeper into dependent types, which can often replace tests in creating confidence in code.
by Michael Swaine
This issue’s about strange math, gonzo engineering, and some ideas that may change your thinking.
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by Andy Hunt
What’s new and what’s hot from the Pragmatic Bookshelf.
by John Shade
John faces his fear and hands it his car keys and wallet.