Posted on Apr 26th, 2011 in Technology
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A couple of weeks ago I published a survey in which I asked you a few questions about a book on technical blogging I intended to write. The response has been very positive, so today I’m officially announcing...
Posted on Apr 20th, 2011 in Programming
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Over the weekend I had a chance to play around a bit with Rails Best Practices, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts I had regarding it.
In the startup world we often debate the merit of ideas vs execution....
Posted on Apr 11th, 2011 in General
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Over the past few months I’ve been toying with the idea of self-publishing an ebook about technical marketing and blogging. These are topics that I feel are very important for a technical audience (one that...
Posted on Apr 4th, 2011 in IBM
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In this article I will show you how to set up and run Radiant CMS on DB2 Express-C in the Cloud. Before getting started, let’s define each of these components:
Radiant CMS is a popular, easy to use open...
Posted on Mar 28th, 2011 in Programming
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There are hundreds of different programming languages out there. As a newcomer you can ignore the fact that most of them exist. However, even if we narrow the list to just a dozen mainstream languages,...
Posted on Mar 21st, 2011 in Programming
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In a society where technology and the Internet have become incredibly prominent elements of our daily lives, being able to program is akin to having a super power. In fact, a programmer is able to not only...
Posted on Mar 14th, 2011 in Technology
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The problem with many productivity techniques is that they introduce undue bureaucracy into one’s workflow. I do not need to be coerced into getting my tasks done, and appreciate simple aids that don’t get...
Posted on Mar 9th, 2011 in Programming
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The following is an interview with Michael Hartl, author of the popular Rails 3 Tutorial. I want to thank Michael for his time and answers. Be sure to read until the end; as per Monday’s post, I’m...
Posted on Mar 7th, 2011 in Programming
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In 2007 Russ Olsen published Design Patterns in Ruby (US | UK | CA). Right around that time there were several other Ruby books hitting the shelves (as Rails was really reaching the peak of its popularity),...
Posted on Mar 1st, 2011 in Programming
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Over the years I’ve coined a few new programming related terms that are meaningless to other people, but which make sense to me (as they concisely describe certain programming concepts). Sometimes these...
Posted on Feb 24th, 2011 in IBM
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IBM has been working hard to create a new, substantial upgrade of DB2. Thanks to the Early Experience program, you can now test drive the recently released Alpha 4 in the cloud for free. Despite its name,...
Posted on Jan 26th, 2011 in Technology
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These days ebook devices are becoming increasingly common thanks to the convenience they afford readers and the affordable prices. As much as I love holding an actual printed copy in my hands, I’ve...