Python 2.3.3 has been released. This is a bugfix-only release..
So a few years back, 50-somethings were complaining that companies were only hiring kids. Today, kids are complaining that companies are outsourcing. Bad jokes and useless “poetic justice” speeches notwithstanding, by this time, everyone is aware that “For people who view this as a career, engineering is in worse shape now than it’s been in years”. What to do?
Through my favorite folks, the “Pragmatic Programmers”, I came across their presentation called “How to keep your Job”, dealing with just this topic. Very much recommended..
This is a good article on how to do defensive coding and defensive unit testing. It includes some figures to convince you of why defensive coding is important, and some good defensive coding tips..
Apache Tomcat 5.0.16 (stable) has been released. It includes performance optimizations, JMX Monitoring, scalability improvements, native wrappers for Windows and Unix, session clustering (sweet!) and other goodness..