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Posts for March, 2009

Should It Always Be English?

Software industry is not new to tussles about languages. This time though, it is not about a programming language, it is about using English as the default for technical discussions and documentation. Jeff Atwood is quite honest in expressing the feeling that programmers should learn English if they want to connect with the world-wide community. [Continue]

Unladen Swallow – A Faster Python

Google wants a faster Python. Unladen Swallow is one of the recent projects out of Google, which aims to produce a Python version at least 5x faster than CPython, the current implementation of Python. Note that Python has already seen multiple implementations, but this seems to be the first one wanting to make Python fast enough to replace C, atleast in some projects. [Continue]

Semantic Ads?

Google is taking us towards semantic search. Though right now it improves only the related searches, the aim is to move beyond keywords and understand meaning of a question. While semantic search is an ongoing development, I cannot help but wonder if this will also bring improvements to the advertising world. [Continue]

When Agile Might Fail

Kelly Waters gives 3 scenarios where Agile Software Development does not work. One factor that is often ignored while diving into agile is the team structure. Companies like to have hierarchical team structures, where few good ones can get work done with many average ones. [Continue]

Free-er Web

Of course the Web is free, for the average user. But Richard Stallman wants to make it more explicit for the Web. Just the other day some of us were trying to apply the open source philosophy to the Web technologies. [Continue]

IE8 Is Here

Microsoft IE8 is finally here, popular opinion is that it will find its users only amongst the existing IE users. IE8 is not trying to appeal to users of its competitors. However, I sincerely hope that it at least appeals to IE6 users enough to make it extinct soon. [Continue]

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