Friday, August 26, 2005

Perl Needs Better Tools

My article on better tools for just came out on

I describe many of the features available in modern Integrated Development Environments (IDE) and talk about what a good Perl IDE should have.

I'll be able to respond to comment there and here for the next dayt or so, then I'll be offline for over a week.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Unix commands unique to Darwin/OS X

I'm in the process of finishing the revised edition of my book, "Unix for Mac OS X" to cover OS X 10.4, Tiger), and am hoping to include a list of Unix commands that appear pretty much only in Darwin/OSX. Here's a pre-release version of the list:

Dispatches from Blogistan - a travel guide in the making.

Long-time friend Suzanne Stefanac is on the case at creating a new book for Peachpit Press.

Given Suzanne's experience with media and facility with people, this should be a friendly, intelligent and insightful work. I hear she is going to include a chapter on Good Writing, something we could all use some help with.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Ruby-on-Rails looking interesting

OK, I admit the momentum is getting to me.
I started looking into Ruby several years ago, but never built anything with it.

Now, thing like this post showing how little code can be needed are making me itch to try again.