How to Decide What Bugs to Fix When, Part 1 (5 tags)
There are two challenges to making smart bug decisions: first, understanding how to make good bug-fix decisions; and second, creating and following rules that makes it easy to stick to those decisions when the pressure is high. In this first installment of a two-part essay, Scott Berkun, author of The Art of Project Management, provides the core ideas you need to make your own bug-fixing rules.
XML on the Web Has Failed (2 tags)
In Mark Pilgrim's latest Dive into XML column he argues that most XML on the Web has failed utterly, miserably, completely.
Better Code Through Destruction (2 tags)
Perl 5's reference counting scheme almost always keeps memory usage predictable...except for one corner case. The Resource Acquisition Is Initialization strategy helps avoid memory leaks--and can improve your use of exceptions, alarms, other resources, and even transactional systems. Igor Gariev demonstrates.