New locations for Bob Sutor’s blog

I’ve been extensively reorganizing my website and effective January 1, 2010, my blog will be split into current and archived versions. Current blog Please update your bookmarks and feed subscriptions as follows: The address of the current blog is http://www.sutor.com/c/. The link to the blog feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/BobSutor. The blog…

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Embedded programming languages

A long time ago when I first started at IBM I used an editor named XEDIT that ran under the VM/CMS operating system on mainframes. It was a fullscreen, line-oriented editor that looks primitive now but was quite sophisticated in its time. One of the best things about it was…

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Open source software: modify, extend, or leave it alone?

Let me begin with a story. When I first started using WordPress for blogging, it didn’t have support for standards-level Atom feeds. Being open source, though, a colleague had looked at how RSS feeds were processed and had written some code for Atom. I took this code and plugged it…

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