New software tools

I have a piece, Software that makes software better , in a recent issue of “The Economist.” (subscription required)

Here’s a post on the story, Indeed! The Economist on Computer Science as a Social Science by Jonathan Pincus, who is cited in the piece, with some interesting comments, including a link to this summary post by a Sun developer named Mark Davidson.

I also talked the other day with an MIT computer scientist who said some nice things about the piece. I noted that my editor for the piece majored in computer science at Oxford, which doesn’t hurt when framing a piece like this.

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