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Andrew Binstock
Member Since: November 15, 2013
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Remote Learning: Intriguing Options Emerge
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Despite various drawbacks, remote courses (both for credit and for pure learning) are becoming the emerging norm. Understand the options.
Comment: Good line - Andrew Binstock - 7/31/2014
Getting Back To Coding
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI (you aren't gonna need it). Resist "featuritis" and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.
Just Let Me Code!
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Managing the complexity of development toolchains -- from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack -- now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done.
Google's API Riddle
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google services are everywhere -- but the company's lack of long-term commitment to products and APIs make it tough to know which ones to include in new apps.
Redmond's Remarkable Reversal With Developers
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Microsoft, facing significant risks in the post-PC era, has made surprising changes to the way it works with developers.
Apple's Swift Language: Not All Positive
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Apple's new language, Swift, will be welcomed by developers primarily as an antidote to working in Objective-C. But Apple's continued insistence on a closed ecosystem is a missed opportunity.
Developer Salaries 2014: Show Me The Money
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Survey of more than 2,200 U.S. developers shows salaries in a well-paid field are nudging up as the economy picks up steam.
Open Source's Deep-Seated Conflict
Commentary  |  5/7/2014  | 
Heartbleed showed that it doesn't matter whether open source projects can patch bugs faster. The real issue is whether they can generate enough revenue to stay alive.
BASIC Turns 50: A Love/Hate Story
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
We look back on BASIC's 50 years of attracting -- and repelling -- new programmers.
Internet Of Things Will Demand Continuous Development
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
The JavaScript Alternatives
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Three languages compete to make JavaScript easier to write and faster to execute. Which to choose?
Financial Truths About The .NET Development Ecosystem
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's high prices for dev tools fund a cottage industry that has no parallel in computing.
IBM Sells Its Business Machines: Takeaway Lessons
Commentary  |  1/29/2014  | 
You've seen IT silver bullets come and go before? Make no mistake: IBM truly expects data centers to move to the cloud.
The Rise And Fall Of Programming Languages
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
Here's what happened in 2013 to C, Java, Objective-C, C++, C#, PHP, Visual Basic, and Python.


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