Wed, 31 Aug 2005
Ravi Mohan suggests a Book Chain
Ravi has blogged on Book Chain, a pattern that is an instance of our (in progress) Construct Your Curriculum apprenticeship pattern. Ravi's pattern parallels Joshua Kerievsky's Study Sequence pattern in his Knowledge Hydrant [PDF] pattern language. As someone who has learned a ton from books, I think these patterns are important for apprentices to be familiar with.
Mon, 29 Aug 2005
An Apprenticeship Pattern on StickyMinds
I adapted one of the apprenticeship patterns to use in this week's StickyMinds column. It's called
Craftsmen, and Ignorance.
Monty Hall on Ajax
One of my favorite personal code katas is coding the
Monty Hall dilemma.
In honor of this excellent mind-bender, I decided to use it as the subject of
my introduction to
I'm sure I'm the 30,000th programmer to blog on Ajax, but I can't resist.
I started my programming career as a Perl CGI developer and
and any code that lived on the client-side.
(Probably similar to the disdain that most non-Perl programmers have for Perl code.)
the wonders of Ajax.
I experienced a paradigm shift. This stuff opens up some incredible opportunities!
At first glance, I'm feeling like Ajax is going to change just about everything about web development as I knew it.
prototype and fired off some asynchronous
scriptaculous for some nice
Effects) to a tiny little Perl CGI that plays the role of Monty in the game. It was a lot of fun.
So without further ado, here's
my brief tribute to Monty Hall.
If anyone is interested having me write up a walkthrough of the client-side and/or server-side code, let me know.
Sat, 20 Aug 2005
I've been quiet lately because of some vacation, a bunch of feedback to digest, and my focus on revising the first draft of
Walking the Long Road.
One of the most consistent bits of negative feedback was on a pattern that I
was never very happy with: For Love, Not Money.
I've renamed it to
and rewrote most of the pattern.