Articles: Programming

A few cool blog entries on programming that I would like to share.

Be Careful Who You Learn From is not only great advice but also provides some very cool links. But your teachers are not the ones who teach you computer science anymore. The internet has opened up many great teachers.

The Power of the Marginal (a link I found from Des Traynor’s blog mentioned above) explores this paradox:

Great new things often come from the margins, and yet the people who discover them are looked down on by everyone, including themselves.

The Python Paradox is a bit about Python but more about software. Paul Graham is one of my favorite authors. His Hackers and Painters was one of the best books I read in 2005. You can find his essays here.