Articles tagged 'opinion'

Google Wave as infrastructure

It's new but not new

All of the things in the Wave demo are possible without Wave. The interesting thing about Wave is not so much the application, but the infrastructure, the protocol and the underlying concepts. Many limited collaboration apps have offered various subsets of the Wave functionality, for example, and ...

Reducing coupling through unit tests

After my previous post on the subject of coupling and cohesion, a lot of the feedback I've gotten has been from people who want examples of lowering coupling, or want to know how they can see if their code is loosely coupled.

The easiest way I know of doing that ...

Dealing with information overload

I've been thinking a lot about dealing with information overload recently. WIth the ever-increasing hype for sites like Twitter and FriendFeed, neither of which I use, and a steady stream of Facebook invitations, LinkedIn requests and invites to a continuously growing set of social networking sites and bizarre ...

Why coupling is always bad / Cohesion vs. coupling

In the discussion following my entry "Why Rails is total overkill and why I love Rack" several comments raised the issue of whether high coupling is always bad. My answer was that I believe it is, but at the same time it can be worth it sometimes.

It seems like ...

The OOXML circus is making ISO increasingly irrelevant

One of the Brazilian delegates to the BRM for OOXML has posted a lot of details of the charad.

How anyone can seriously think that the OOXML fast track process hasn't been full of undue influence and massive abuse of the ISO process, and quite possibly outright corruption is beyond ...