Category Archives: Software Engineering

C++ Reading Group

After a protracted journey through the second edition of Nicolai Josuttis’s The C++ Standard Library, my work group has started reading O’Reilly’s Intel Threading Building Blocks book (written by Intel’s James Reinders). I’m under no impressions that it will be … Continue reading

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All Together Now: Integrating the Diabetes App

Hey, y’all. Sorry I’ve been mostly absent recently. I’ve been making stuff, and it feels pretty good. I don’t get to code quite as much as I used to at work, and this (*ahem*) little project has been giving me … Continue reading

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The Frustrated Software Architect

Simon Brown gave an interesting lecture on “Agile Architecture,” entitled The Frustrated Architect at GOTOCon. Here are some notes and reactions: Whatever methodology you use, aim for the best of flat, self-organizing teams. Make sure to mind the inter-team gaps. … Continue reading

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Things You Should Be Reading – Pastries, Cats, and C++ Edition

It’s time to clear out some of the backlog of interesting things I’ve read or seen recently. Enjoy! I’m not sure I agree with the always-awesome Becky Furuta in this post about hypothetically trading diabetes and its benefits for not … Continue reading

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Welcome to Herb Sutter’s Jungle

In an effort to keep posting something here until I’m in the right place mentally to write about things that probably interest you, my dear friends, family, and online diabetes peeps, here’s another computing performance excerpt and link. (Working on … Continue reading

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We Need a New Mindset

Guy Steele drops a truth bomb. (From How to Think about Parallel Programming: Not!)

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Thinking Differently about Software Optimization

Yesterday morning while eating my “Free Wednesday Breakfast” chocolate croissant and fresh fruit with yoghurt, I watched an interview with John Nolan entitled “The State of Hardware Acceleration with GPUs/FPGAs, Parallel Algorithm Design.” In the spirit of giving back, I’m … Continue reading

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Now Hiring Image Processing Software Engineers

My group at work—the Image Processing and Geospatial Computing Group at MathWorks—is hiring a couple of software engineers. One of them could be you. We need someone with GPU and multicore programming skills. We’re looking for experience with CUDA, OpenCL, … Continue reading

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QCon SF 2011 Software Engineering Conference Notes

It’s sometimes possible to forget when reading all of the posts here about travel, diabetes, triathlon, and photography that they’re just a small part of my life. I have a job to which I devote a whole lot more time. … Continue reading

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Things You Should Be Reading – August Edition

Hey everybody, I’m about a week late with the August edition of “Things You Should Be Reading.” There’s a little bit of something for everybody here. Brilliantly smart-ass responses to completely well-meaning signs (via John Nack) It’s been a very … Continue reading

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Things You Should Be Reading

Hey, everybody. It’s that time again. The time to clean out a bunch of links that I’ve read and share them with you because I think you might find them interesting. Ultramarathon — The always hilarious author of The Oatmeal … Continue reading

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App Update

Today a bunch of my online peeps were in California visiting Medtronic. I wish I’d been invited to go to, but that was not the case. Had I been there, I would have squealed like a little schoolgirl at the … Continue reading

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Seriously Now. Let’s Start Coding.

Okay, I’ve picked up a smattering of Objective-C, learned about a few of the frameworks, and sketched some of the interface. I’ve contemplated the data model, and I’ve worked out a few of the interactions. Isn’t it about time to … Continue reading

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Ready to Start Coding

It’s been a week since I announced that I was going to write an iPhone app. I’m still excited about it, even though someone told me that Medtronic is working on their own version of the same thing I proposed … Continue reading

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Total Diabetes Awareness, The App

I am terrible with personal software projects. At work, I have no problem getting things started and finished. But elsewhere, I’m just a bit too distracted by everything else in my life to engage in some casual programming. But this … Continue reading

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