1. Software testing in science

    As part of a CiSE submission I'm working on, I interviewed the lead developer on a scientific software package today. This software package is mainly used for evolutionary studies, and has a small but devoted following - ~6 developers and ~12 users locally, plus a few dozen users outside of MSU …

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  2. Open Source is like a mistress

    Open source coding is like a not-so-demanding mistress: I work on it at night, surreptitiously, after my wife and daughter are asleep. twill and figleaf are like bastard children, who only get attention when I can spare it from my "real" family (my teaching, research or my actual family, depending …

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  3. Twill lives!

    One of the advantages of this year's PyCon was that it was (again) held in Chicago, the home town of Leapfrog Online. Since they use twill quite a bit, and were bothered by some of the poor design decisions and bugginess, they were keen to get together with me to …

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