“If you create client-side stubs or server-side skeletons in a strongly-typed language like Java, you throw away any option of being liberal about the XML messages. Instead, you have create a strongly-typed API that is strongly-coupled to the contract, and that passes or expects parameters of a certain kind.”—The Ancient Art of Programming » WS-Duck Typing
“We should have a “programmer’s holiday” where we all pause our current work and play with Erlang for a week. Not that we should all be using Erlang for everything, but we should all be *influenced* by Erlang for everything.”—Making it stick.: Process Improvement
“The big networks, thanks to online video, will become more accountable to the advertisers, and that means the advertisers will finally figure out that the broadcast television is just one giant hallucination, and shift more of their dollars to “performance” oriented media – online video, for example.”—GigaOM » The Revenge of the networks
“The root problem here, isn’t library selection. It’s WS-* based proxy service generation pretending to not be an RMI call that requires binary compatibility. And a binary compatible wire call is still a binary compatible wire call, no matter how much XML you put on it.”—Bill de hÓra: Get Some Interop
“To me, The Cluetrain is the most important book about the internet ever written. Why? Because it was the first book that talked about the internet the way it is- i.e. people talking- as opposed to the way business and the media pretend it is- i.e. people buying.”—gapingvoid: edelman talk
“While i have little issue with the core tenants of Christianity or religion in general, i am disgusted by the Christian Industrial Complex. In short, i believe that there is nothing Christian about the major institutions behind modern day organized American Christianity.”—fame, narcissism and MySpace. Many-to-Many
“I think there are methodologies which can be mastered, where you can say “now I know it all.” I don’t believe agility is in that camp. For me, agility is all about the journey.”—PragDave: Agile Mastery
“No matterwhat strategies we use, says Morgen-stern, “we will never—any of us—get to the bottom of our to-do lists in our lifetime.” But a growing movement stands ready to help those who aim to die trying.”—You Need to Get to Work!
“The people who build secure systems are the ones who make us safer. They’re the ones who, instead of saying “Buffer overruns are a problem, so we should examine existing software for buffer overruns”, say “buffer overruns are a problem, so we should stop teaching students that strcat() even _exists_” (or if that doesn’t work, stop teaching them that C exists).”—The Fishbowl: Patch, Rinse, Repeat.
“So the claims of the film or music industries that “piracy” is “stealing” from “creators” is basically bogus—you could make an argument that you’re maybe 6-15% “stealing” from creators, but the rest of the money you’re denying other people is money they got under old market conditions only because they were gatekeepers, because copying stuff was hard. And they should be denied their share, now that copying stuff is easy.”—Information Wants to Cost a Buck
“The most sought after jobs in the United States now are jobs in finance in which basically almost no money is raised for new steel mills or coal mines, but immense sums are raised to buy companies, recapitalize them — which means pay the new owners immense special dividends and other payments for going to the trouble of taking over the company. This process results in fantastically well-paid investment bankers and private equity “financial engineers” and has no measurably beneficial effect on the economy generally. It does facilitate the making of ever younger millionaires and an ever more leveraged American corporate structure.”—Terribly Exciting