February 12 2009

for developers the best learning materials are third party tutorials

It has always surprised me in the past that the best learning materials for any language or development technology are written by those who didn’t build the technology. The best book for learning C++ way back in the early days was not either of inventor Bjarne Stroustrup’s early books. It was Lippman’s excellent C++ primer. [...]

February 02 2009

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Open Source Products

This morning I talked with Andreas Constantinou of VisionMobile who was pleasantly surprised that all of our source code checkins (“internal” and external) were available publicly on open source repositories (specifically the superb GitHub) and that our bugs and issues were also all publicly available (on the similarly excellent LightHouse). It seems like commonsense to [...]