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Throwback Thursday: Remembering the olden times

Posted by Andy Campbell,

You may have heard some buzz lately about how MATLAB Central is celebrating its quinceañera. Indeed the event is worth a fiery fiesta, and you should definitely check out all of the activities MATLAB Central is hosting to celebrate. There are games, prizes, and all sorts of shenanigans to procrastinate with. You only get one 15 year birthday, and we are trying to make it a good time.... read more >>

Mix It Up and Mix It In 8

Posted by Andy Campbell,

What can we learn about software from an ice cream shop? Quite a bit apparently. It was in the early 70's that Steve's Ice Cream opened and introduced the world to the notion of mix-ins. The idea was simple but powerful. Lets produce a small amount of base ice cream... read more >>

Compose Yourself 11

Posted by Andy Campbell,

Last time we had a small discussion about the merits of keeping inheritance hierarchies shallow and avoiding the creation of deep, multi-level structures. This is all fine and dandy, but how do we actually achieve this end? After all, many people are keenly aware of the DRY principle whether by... read more >>

Don’t Get In Too Deep 13

Posted by Andy Campbell,

The conventional wisdom these days seems to be that it is better to go deep, not wide. Whether this is in education, marketing, or general approaches to focused living, there seems to be an theme these days that if you favor breadth over depth the result will be shallow, without substance, and spread thin. The generalist it seems has seen better days in the court of public opinion. Is that true in life? I dunno, perhaps.... read more >>