Kevlin Henney, editor/author of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know, discusses the book and the programming process. He talks about how he compiled the essays for the book and lists some of the items he found most surprising and thought provoking. He also assesses the issues related to programmer training, including some of the things not taught in school.
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Since the earliest days of the web, perhaps the single biggest missing piece of functionality has been a standards based, browser native way for developers to do 2D (and 3D) rendering. Now, the Canvas element, supported in all contemporary browsers other than Internet Explorer, and part of the HTML5 specification, provides these capabilities, and is being widely adopted in cutting edge websites and applications.
In this episode Keith and Woody sit down with friend and traveling developer Corey Haines. Here’s a question, how many times have you written comments in your code? Probably a lot! In this show Corey gives some valid reasons why developers shouldn’t have comments in their code (with a few exceptions). The guys also discuss pair programming, what it is, how it is done, and the benefits of doing it.
Melvyn Bragg explores the life and achievements of Ada Lovelace, daughter of Byron and prophet of the computer age. With him to discuss the "enchantress of numbers" are Patricia Fara, Fellow of Clare College and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University; Doron Swade, Visiting Professor in the History of Computing at Portsmouth University and John Fuegi, Research Fellow in Media and Gender Studies at the Universities of Stanford and Maryland.