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Developer Linux News for Dec 12, 2008

  • Bjarne Stroustrup on Educating Software Developers (Dec 12, 2008, 22:31)
    Datamation: "He notes that "The US industry could absorb more good developers than there are currently students enrolled in IT-related programs -- but not all of those programs and all of those students would qualify as 'good' in this context.""

  • My Three Worst Experiences in Software Development (Dec 12, 2008, 18:31)
    Datamation: "Our team had to convert three legacy payroll and HR systems into a brand-spanking new ERP system. And we had to do it in a weekend or potentially impact the payroll of 100,000 employees. Now, everything was going down the toilet."

  • When Bugtracking Systems are Fences, Not Bridges (Dec 12, 2008, 17:03)
    Field Commander Wieers: "However what I found was a few bugreports, some for known issues and some for new issues I haven't heard of. Now the sad part is that nobody contacted me (upstream) regarding these issues. And nobody was fixing them either, let alone commenting on them."

  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Perl (Dec 12, 2008, 13:04)
    Computerworld: "This time we chat with Larry Wall, creator of the Perl programming language and regarded as the father of modern scripting languages."