Monthly Archive: July 2008

Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering

a.k.a. “Fifty-Five Frequently Forgotten Fundamental Facts (and a Few Fallacies) about Software Engineering” Very important book with timeless facts about software engineering. By Robert L. Glass, professional software engineer since 1954 (think about it)....

Online Programming Contests

(in no particular order) [list] [*][url=http://www.spoj.pl/problems/classical/]Sphere Online Judge[/url] Supports more than 30 different programming languages and a growing problem-set of about 3000 tasks for practice. [*][url=http://projecteuler.net/]Project Euler[/url]. A “series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems...

Interface Design und Usability

I’ve read two great books on interface design recently. Huh? Interface design? Who cares? I would go so far as to recommend this to any programmer, regardless of his personal interest in GUI design....

Evaluating Dropbox and Syncplicity: A First Comparison

I’ve been looking all my life for an acceptable backup and synchronisation tool. Even with enough technical experise and an own server, I just cannot find the right software. Recently, some new services popped...