Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Best Software Writing I


It's a pity that there was never a volume II for this classic collection of the best software writing, selected and introduced by Joel Spolsky.

I just picked it up to re-read some of my favourites, like
  • Bruce Eckel's Strong Typing vs. Strong Testing, which is a bit of a milestone article in the rise of the "scripting" languages like ruby and Python.
  • Adam Bosworth's ICSOC04 Talk which reminds us it is more important for computer science to be understandable by people than by computers.

There's also some great pointed humour, with
Definitely one of the all-time-must-have tech reads (and re-reads).

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