Drew Colthorp

Jim Weirich, live: Connascence Explained


~6 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
Tonight’s SoftwareGR features Jim Weirich from EdgeCase. Jim is a pillar of the Ruby community and the original author of both Rake and Builder. Jim...

Why We Need More Generalist User Groups


~6 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
For the past month, I’ve been helping to organize a Lambda Lounge chapter in Detroit. The original Lambda Lounge in St. Louis is a user group &...

Video: Eric Shull on Go’s Concurrency Model


~6 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
At July’s Detroit Lambda Lounge, Eric Shull gave a talk on Go’s concurrency model, starting with the problems inherent to lock-based synchronization...

What Makes a Great Audience


almost 6 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
Have you ever thought about your responsibility as an audience member? We normally think of a great talk as the job of the speaker, but while the speaker...

A Case for Learning J


almost 6 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
There are few things as humbling as learning a programming language of a radically different paradigm from any you’ve used before. Recently, I&#8217...

Abstraction Brittleness


over 5 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
A recent web application I worked on had a number of screens that each contained a number of charts. These pages were known ahead of time, and the overall...

Abstraction Brittleness


over 5 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
A recent web application I worked on had a number of screens that each contained a number of charts. These pages were known ahead of time, and the overall...

Faking Named Parameters in .NET when Using ODBC


over 5 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
On my current project, we wanted to use named parameters in our queries. Unfortunately, we are using the MySQL ODBC driver for .NET, and named parameters...

Faking Named Parameters in .NET when Using ODBC


over 5 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
On my current project, we wanted to use named parameters in our queries. Unfortunately, we are using the MySQL ODBC driver for .NET, and named parameters...

Using Storytelling to Convey Complicated Ideas


over 5 years ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
How do you communicate a complicated idea? Do you break out diagrams and power-points? I usually do. What happens all too often, though, is that the idea...