Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lego Nativity Scene

An annual tradition at our house

A nice quote

A nice quote from Malte Ubl on Google+
Optional typing might be the worst or best idea ever. I'm more & more leaning toward the best idea ever direction.Also +Gilad Bracha is promising Smalltalk-style edit-debug-edit-debug-cycles (without restarting the program). If you've ever worked with VisualWorks or another Smalltalk environment that supports this, you will agree that every other programing environment, including every single one in mainstream use today, feels like the stone age.
Nice both to see that Dart is promised to support that style of development, and to get some praise for VisualWorks and Smalltalk environments in general.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dave Thomas Splash Video

Microsoft's Channel 9 did interviews of a number of people at Splash. Here's the one with Dave Thomas of OTI/VisualAge/Eclipse/Bedarra fame. Dave is always worth listening to. Teaser quote

"Q: ...what's the state of object-oriented programming today in your mind?

  A: Well, I think that the state is that it's commercially immensely successful, but practically I think it's a disaster.  ...  I don't think we really understood how difficult it is for people to do abstraction"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Algorithm Animation via Hungarian Dance

This is awesome! An entire series of sort algorithms animated via different dances.