• Issue #27: Networking,  Library

    Steve McConnell

    I almost wrote this article not about McConnell, but Microsoft Press. Why? Because developers always have something to learn, books have been a great way to share information for centuries, so reading about computing is central to the software engineering experience. If you do not believe me, reflect on the activity you are undertaking right now, reading an online magazine about computing.

  • Issue #26: Hardware

    Issue #26: Hardware

    Welcome to the twenty-sixth issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, focused on the subject of Hardware. In this edition, Adrian argues that hardware has lost the marketing appeal it had decades ago; Graham investigates the reasons behind the disappearance of workstations from the computer landscape; and in the Library section, Adrian remembers the IBM PC and Peter Norton's hallmark "Pink Shirt" book.