During my adventures in programming, I’ve been involved in many projects. Luckily, despite having made some mistakes, they’ve gone quite well. Here are a few of them, with tips on how to avoid making them yourself.
Common programming errors and how to avoid them
Back in august, I introduced the error tracking challenge. While it didn’t get as much participation as I had hoped for, I did manage to collect some results. In this post, I’ll go through the most common ones, and suggest some approaches to avoiding them. Suggest your own errors and tips in the comments!
Google Wave impressions
So I got a Google Wave developer sandbox account. If you don’t know what Google Wave is, you’ve probably been living under a rock, and you should go check out the aforementioned link. It has a nifty video demonstrating various parts of it. I’ve had time to play with it for a while now, and while it’s a pretty cool …
The three types of programmers
The other day I was thinking of programmer types. In a way, I think there are three kinds of programmers when looking at a high level: The smart-and-gets-things-done programmer The smart programmer The “just a” programmer So how do you determine if a programmer goes into one of these categories?
Site update: Added Articles section
I’ve added a brand new Articles section to the codeutopia.net website. Its purprose is to make it easier to find information on specific topics from the blog. I’ve written a lot of posts, and it can be difficult to find interesting ones by just searching or browsing the blog archives. The articles section groups most of my posts into a …
Looking back: Best of 2007
I’ve been blogging over 2 years already. In 2007, I was blogging at my.opera, and later that year moved to this site. Let’s take a look at some of the best posts of 2007!
NetBeans 6.5 review
During the weekend, I tried out NetBeans 6.5 and its new PHP related functionality. I had earlier seen some quick shots of how the support was, and it seemed like a good contender for big names like Zend Studio. What features does NetBeans 6.5 have for PHP developers? How does it compare against Zend Studio for Eclipse?
Daniel Brown at Endlessly Curious wrote an interesting post on the current state of teaching programming. He raises points such as the new generation of programmers getting taught mostly high-level languages such as C# and Java, and that they should be taught more assembly or C instead.
I often have problems finding blogs that post content that interests me. It could be that I’m really picky, or it’s just really difficult to find quality programming blogs. So, today I’ll introduce you to some of the blogs I read. Perhaps you’ll find a new blog to read as well?
BumpTop – 3D desktop goodness…?
I recently got into the beta of BumpTop – You may have heard about it: it’s a replacement for your Windows desktop. BumpTop lets you use “real” actions such as tossing items around the desk, creating piles of items and such. Their site claims that BumpTop is “a fresh and engaging new way to interact with your computer desktop”… So …