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4 items tagged “steveyegge”

The Universal Design Pattern. Steve Yegge presents a small book on key/value pairs and prototypal inheritance. “I call it the Universal design pattern because it is (by far) the best known solution to the problem of designing open-ended systems, which in turn translates to long-lived systems.” # 20th October 2008, 11:13 pm

XML is better if you have more text and fewer tags. And JSON is better if you have more tags and less text. Argh! I mean, come on, it’s that easy. But you know, there’s a big debate about it.

Steve Yegge # 15th June 2008, 6:09 pm

Size Is The Enemy. Jeff Atwood: “I’ve started a cottage industry mining Steve [Yegge]’s insanely great but I-hope-you-have- an-hour-to-kill writing and condensing it into its shorter form points.” Lots of verbose static typing apologists in the comments. # 24th December 2007, 10:50 am

Good Agile, Bad Agile. Includes interesting insight in to Google development processes. # 27th September 2006, 3:10 pm