James Carr Feels GREAT to Pair Again

I guess its is a common problem for software developers with a day job as well as out-of-hours projects, but it can be hard to get around to spending time on the out-of-hours stuff. I read with interest that James Carr sought out someone to pair with and found it a useful and enjoyable experience. …

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Freja – a JavaScript framework for in-broswer MVC applications

This looks really neat. A small JavaScript framework for setting up and running a single-page XML/XSLT application which fetches model data and view definitions from a server and combines them using JavaScript controllers. Once the data and views are loaded the application can run with no server latency, limited only by the ability of the …

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Using DropBox and Ubuntu One for backup

Ever since I read Joel Spolsky’s password management article from 2008, I have enjoyed using Dropbox to synchronize files between my various computers. Recently I found a page of tips aimed at using the service as an automatic backup of important files, rather than just for transfer between machines. You get 2GB of free “cloud” …

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Lemma – a processor to “cite” source code code in documentation

This looks interesting. A way of transitively including code examples from current, tested, code into documentation. In some ways it’s in the same vein as Knuth’s “Literate Programming” and its associated tools, although it does not quite go as far in abandoning the structure of code in favour of the structure of readable documentation. Lemma …

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