Month: April 2006

Jez’s XSLT2 slides online

In my last entry I sang the praises of Jez Higgins and his presentation at the ACCU conference last week. Fortunately, for those who missed it he has now posted the slides on line – on his website.

Two of the technical presentations at ACCU – and the A, B, and C of speakers

The ACCU is a technical organization – people join because it has a technical focus. But actually the secret of the ACCU is that it is really about developing people. We help those technical people develop their technical skills – but on the quiet we help them develop their less technical skills, we challenge them …

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Return from ACCU conference

Most of the last week was at the ACCU conference in Oxford. Although ACCU has its roots in the C and C++ community the whole organization has been trying to move away from this for some time. This year I really felt we’re succeeding. Yes I went to some C++ talks, yes a lot of …

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Path dependency

I’ve been wanting to write about Path Dependency for a while. Its a subject that fascinates me but I’m not quite sure I understand what is means and how it affects us. The idea comes from economics and at its simplest path dependency says “History matters” – or, how we got here effects the way …

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