October 26, 2006

So at the risk of boring every non-techie there, a recent bit of exposition of mine from IM:
Yeah, that's one of the difficulties of technologies that try to say "and you don't write code"... same w/ things that make heavy use of XML files as controllers... for non-trivial stuff, the "non code stuff" (tags, or XML) needs to be written by someone smart enough to write code, PLUS it's another syntax to learn, PLUS it's another layer of plumbing to get through when something does go wrong. I'm definitely in the "keep it simple" and "prefer APIs over framework engines" camps, when I'm given control over architectural decisions.
So put that in your Struts-pipe and smoke it.

Nanofiction of the Moment
Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
--Eileen Gunn

Machine. Unexpectedly, I'd invented a time
--Alan Moore

From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings.
--Gregory Maguire

The baby's blood type? Human, mostly.
--Orson Scott Card

Tick tock tick tock tick tick.
--Neal Stephenson

--from Wired's Six Words Story Challenge. I also like Hemingways ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") which manages to say a lot with a little.

Art of the Moment

--Alien Bill Landscape. Fooling around with an (almost annoyingly) realistic painting program called artrage...