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Scripting vs Compiled languages

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Oh this from DotNetCentric was excellent. There is no war between scripting and compiled languages — both are here to stay. What we need to do is look at how we can get the two to interoperate. Is WSDL the way? Maybe. And maybe we need to look at other approaches, […]

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Weakly typed vs strongly typed

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I read the Don Box article on WSDL. Not one of his better articles. Weakly typed versus strongly typed — that is going to be the question this year isn’t it. Don’s best statement in the article was: However, until the entire world converts to Perl, something needs to be done to enable […]

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Google Programming Contest

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I’ve had a chance to look at the source and the data files for the Google Programming contest. In the last several years, I’ve spent so much of my time tweaking sites for business use — better use of the database, better security, better architectural design, better use of Internet technologies, […]

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The Human Element

New calmer, soothing, more professional colors at the BB Tech Log. If your eyes burn out here, take a refreshing dip there. No, Jonathon — not the aqua I owe you from the bet. I’m saving that for a fun little tech treat that I’m trying to build in all my copious spare time. I’ve had a […]

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Mixing Violence and Tech

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. This is fun: O’Reilly’s PHP DevCenter picked up my quote from Scripting News  for the PHP Digest: “I will continue to beat you about the head on this issue until you ultimately bow to my superior knowledge on this subject.” I must remember to mix threats of physical violence and technology more often.