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another good software blog site
« on: May 03, 2007, 02:47:22 PM »
Hi all,
this site: http://www.shlomifish.org/
belongs to an Israeli opensource evangelist I know.

In particular, this is a nice article about IT management and procedures:
http://www.shlomifis...t/end-of-it-slavery/

Worth a good read, IMO.

Other articles are also good, pertaining to humour, and general observations on industry.

PS: Folks, did you know that the makers of PHP (actually they rewrote the PHP-FI parser of Rasmus Lerdorf) Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski are Israeli?
Now they run Zend (= ZEev + aNDi).
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Re: another good software blog site
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 02:27:08 AM »
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Furthermore, actual code writing is not the most productive activity, as surprising as it sounds. That's because if one writes code exclusively for too long, his mind will run in circles and he'll lose his edge.
[from the IT article]

nicely put -
that seems to me to be relevant to all work I've ever done

I get out of my depth after that  :)
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Re: another good software blog site
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 03:24:49 AM »
PS: Folks, did you know that the makers of PHP (actually they rewrote the PHP-FI parser of Rasmus Lerdorf) Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski are Israeli?

Not to sound like a jerk or anything (which I probably will anyway), but why is the fact that they're Israeli pertinent? I don't believe I've ever wondered where a programmer was from. Even when the documentation has broken english I don't try to determine where they are from.


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Re: another good software blog site
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 03:42:58 AM »
Wow, great article, indeed.

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Re: another good software blog site
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 03:51:40 AM »
Not to sound like a jerk or anything (which I probably will anyway), but why is the fact that they're Israeli pertinent? I don't believe I've ever wondered where a programmer was from. Even when the documentation has broken english I don't try to determine where they are from.
I agree that could sound political. The intention was not that :)
Almost all of the leading (or at least well-known) stuff in development comes from either US, Canada or Europe. Other parts of the world generally busy themselves with outsourcing, business applications and stuff like that. PHP is the most popular development platform on the internet according to some surveys. Something of that magnitude has probably never come out of anything outside of the North American continent. Hence the emphasis. Nothing else.
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Re: another good software blog site
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 04:05:24 AM »
I have noticed that much of my favorite software comes out of Germany and several apps out of China. I took the Israel reference as noting it was unique is all. Just another reminder that the world done gone and got small in my half-life. Besides, the author's bio makes no secret of it and even gives a photo of his workspace.

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Re: another good software blog site
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 04:05:37 AM »
Actually, Israeli's, Russians and developers from the eastern bloc are generally speaking, very good programmers and hackers (unfortunately, the term hacking has come to represent virus writers and script kiddies, whereas its supposed to mean someone brilliant who can figure out any technology and 'hack' their way into it).

If anything, I took that reference as a compliment.