On Algorithm Development and Humble Programmers

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Have you wondered how to design an algorithm? Or analyze it? Do you know that the “Principles of Algorithm Development” was a Ph.D thesis of Jon Bentley, written as far back as 1976? I did not, either. I found this, thanks to one of those DDJ Conversations. Jon Bentley’s Programming Pearls is a classic and […]

Best to Market…

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According to Alan Cooper, the “best to market, trumps first to market”. He gives the following examples. An ergonomic peeler versus a dinky metal peeler Some clunky MP3 player versus the iPod AltaVista versus Google His advice to Interaction Designers, whom he was addressing at this conference: We need to stop asking for permission and […]