Towards a Theory of Software Development Expertise Sebastian Baltes and Stephan Diehl.Proceedings of the 26th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2018). I remember when I was just starting out as a software developer. I had moments of complete certainty about my utter expertise in the […]
Palomba, F., Bavota, G., Penta, M. et al. Empir Software Eng (2018) 23: 1188. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-017-9535-z Suppose you are working on some chunk of code. You notice that the logic is a bit convoluted, some of the class fields are public, there seem to be more methods on the class than make sense for the concept, […]
There is no plan The world is too unpredictable to be able to plan out in advance your career or your life. You can make choices for instrumental reasons: the choice is based on the perceived utility for something else down the road. The object of choice is seen as an instrument of a plan. […]
Given that software development has so many ties into mathematics, I’m always surprised by how seldom it seems to show up in my day to day life. However, today was a little bit different.
CITCON is a conference that I’ve been attending since 2006 in London. I showed up because it was “near” where I was living in Germany and sounded like it might be interesting. Boy was it ever interesting! The only European one that I missed was because I had a final exam on the same day […]
T-10 Days and Counting Just a few more days to go, and it looks like everything is starting to fall into place. Last week I bought my tickets to get to John O’Groats, which really drove home exactly how far it is that I’ll be going. I leave from Euston Station at about 9:30pm on […]
Today my new wheel got delivered to the office. It arrived in such a large box that I knew what it was even before anyone said it was for me. Unpacking that box revealed a wonderful new wheel (Mavic A319) with the Shimano dynamo. Everyone, of course, wanted to know what was so special about […]
I’ve just installed the swype keyboard extension on my n8. So far it is much nicer to type on than the built in keyboard. Unfortunatly it is only supported in landscape mode right now. An upcoming OS update is supposed to allow it to work in portrait mode. This has been typed and posted from […]