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What to do about programmers who don’t read code?

Please suggest a fitting punishment.

And while you’re embracing your inner Sith, allow me to wake your bloodlust by exaggerating how these people are slowly taking over the planet.

Why programmers who don’t read code are bad for your health

Programmers who are too lazy to read others’ code won’t come to learn the difference between good and … Read full post →

Mary tut-tuts at Tuts+ Hacking

Tuts+ was hacked this week. Basically, the hacker/s gained access to the Tuts+ database and were able to steal members’ email addresses and unencrypted passwords.

What makes the Tuts+ news very disappointing is not that they were hacked, but that they stored unencrypted (read: plain text) passwords in their database. That’s like locking your car but … Read full post →

Automating a Process That Sucks Will Only Make It Suck Faster

A lot of people are easily misled by greedy software vendors to think that automation solves everything. Now everyone who wants to “innovate” and “improve efficiency” are fooled into buying overpriced software solutions that create more problems than they can solve.

Since most leaders would rather walk through the city naked than admit that they paid … Read full post →

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