• Issue #38: Design By Contract,  Library

    Robert L. Glass

    Robert L. Glass wrote a book in 1998 called "Software 2020", currently rated with only one star… by the author himself. In his review (written in 2017) he justifies this abysmal record because of a simple observation: none of the predictions in the book turned out to become a reality.

  • Issue #37: Microsoft

    Issue #37: Microsoft

    Welcome to the thirty-seventh issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, opening our fourth year of publication, and dedicated to Microsoft. In this edition, Graham explains how programmers have perceived Microsoft and its success through the years; Adrian reviews 45 years of Microsoft history and finds patterns, anecdotes, and some lessons; and in the Library section, Graham analyzes Microsoft's books about computer security.