Monday, November 22, 2004

Keeping it simple.

Adam Bosworth's Weblog

Adam's KISS article kicks off a major debate on simplicity vs authority (or so I would call it). Wonderful piece of text. Must read.

And a follow-up by SmartGeek Sriram here: tyranny of the geeks . I agree.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Got Python?

This would sound strange. Most of the so-called techies I know (and I know a hell lot of them) dont have a clue about Python -- and its usability. Python, as you would know, is a great object-oriented, interpreted, and interactive programming language. & Yea, I know python is just one of 621 programming languages world has known -- but then, its one of the best -- better than a lot when it comes to data-structures et al. Then why does an average techie stare clouds when Python finds a mention. Probably because we lay a far more stress on C/++ and other "business purpose" languages. Probably Python is a bit under-sold. But then, Google runs on Python (Not exactly, but yep -- pretty much). Zope, another damn good OSS runs on python - plone too. In fact -- many: take a look at other python success stories.

Think about it.