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Python is boring

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Old readers would remember that yours truly used to be a Ruby programmer back in 2006 and moved to Perl somewhere in 2008 and stuck with the latter for a long time as my goto language. In 2005 I did some PHP, but let's not dig up ancient history. The past year or so I have spent learning and using Python...
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Technology repeats itself

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If you want to know what will be the next big thing in software development, a good bet is to look at our past. And not just immediate past, but achingly ancient times.

Consider the current trend in programming paradigms - the onset of functional programming. The highlight of Java 8 was the addition of functional features like lambdas...
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My free eBook - Essential Java

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Today I am releasing my second free ebook - Essential Java. It is meant as a gentle introduction to the basics of the Java programming assuming no previous knowledge of it. The book is free to read and distribute.

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RIP Mandriva Linux

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It was the year 1999 when I first booted Linux and the only distribution that I managed to install successfully was called Mandrake Linux. It was the only distribution whose installer would automatically create a sensible partition default. This focus on ease of use was what kept the distribution formerly known as Mandriva...
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Lessons learnt from publishing my first eBook

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It's been almost a month since I published my first eBook (A Primer on SQL...
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