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Essence in practice
Essence is a standard for the creation, use and improvement of software engineering practices and methods, which is maintained and published by the OMG international open standards consortium.

The spirit of Essence is to concentrate on the essential information and to optimize both the technical and human aspects of engineering by providing super-lightweight practices, often distilled into a small handful of cards, that focus on outcomes and minimize production of documentation.
agile  software  process  ivar-jacobson 
yesterday by jonmoore
Open Source Data Developers
Wes McKinney's site for open source data developers
open-source  software  discussion 
5 weeks ago by jonmoore
Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface
The ubiquity of frustrating, unhelpful software interfaces has motivated decades of research into “Human-Computer Interaction.” In this paper, I suggest that the long-standing focus on “interaction” may be misguided. For a majority subset of software, called “information software,” I argue that interactivity is actually a curse for users and a crutch for designers, and users’ goals can be better satisfied through other means.

#Information software design can be seen as the design of context-sensitive information graphics. I demonstrate the crucial role of information graphic design, and present three approaches to context-sensitivity, of which interactivity is the last resort. After discussing the cultural changes necessary for these design ideas to take root, I address their implementation. I outline a tool which may allow designers to create data-dependent graphics with no engineering assistance, and also outline a platform which may allow an unprecedented level of implicit context-sharing between independent programs. I conclude by asserting that the principles of information software design will become critical as technology improves.

#Although this paper presents a number of concrete design and engineering ideas, the larger intent is to introduce a “unified theory” of information software design, and provide inspiration and direction for progressive designers who suspect that the world of software isn’t as flat as they’ve been told.
design  software  usability  explorable-explanations 
december 2018 by jonmoore
Reproducible Science
On this site, the moderators have curated sources of various types discussing reproducibility in the directory. You can find academic papers, blog posts, popular media articles, talks, tools, and more.
software  reviews  reproducible-research 
september 2018 by jonmoore
Software Engineering Takeaways – Embedded in Academia
I had a great time this spring teaching a software engineering course for a new professional masters degree program created by my department. Since I didn’t use slides or hand out lecture notes, some students were asking if maybe I could write up a summary of what I wanted them to learn in the course. This sounded like a good idea and I figured I’d make a blog post out of it.
engineering  management  programming  software 
may 2018 by jonmoore
Software Interactions and the GPL | Bain | International Free and Open Source Software Law Review
This article presents the current results of the work carried out within a working group of the European Legal Network of lawyers, facilitated by the Free Software Foundation Europe, whose aim is to provide some general guidance to lawyers and developers working with free software to understand the technical and (potentially) legal effects of the interaction or interoperation of two programs in the context of GPLv2 licensing.
gpl  software  copyright 
september 2017 by jonmoore
SCIP
SCIP is currently one of the fastest non-commercial solvers for mixed integer programming (MIP) and mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP). It is also a framework for constraint integer programming and branch-cut-and-price. It allows for total control of the solution process and the access of detailed information down to the guts of the solver.
library  optimization  software  mixed-integer-programming  python 
april 2017 by jonmoore
Anki - powerful, intelligent flashcards
Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.
software  memory  learning  tools  spaced-repetition 
december 2016 by jonmoore
What is Dynare ? — Dynare
Dynare is a software platform for handling a wide class of economic models, in particular dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) and overlapping generations (OLG) models. The models solved by Dynare include those relying on the rational expectations hypothesis, wherein agents form their expectations about the future in a way consistent with the model. But Dynare is also able to handle models where expectations are formed differently: on one extreme, models where agents perfectly anticipate the future; on the other extreme, models where agents have limited rationality or imperfect knowledge of the state of the economy and, hence, form their expectations through a learning process. In terms of types of agents, models solved by Dynare can incorporate consumers, productive firms, governments, monetary authorities, investors and financial intermediaries. Some degree of heterogeneity can be achieved by including several distinct classes of agents in each of the aforementioned agent categories.
software  simulation  simulation-software  economics  modeling 
september 2016 by jonmoore
GGobi data visualization system.
GGobi is an open source visualization program for exploring high-dimensional data. It provides highly dynamic and interactive graphics such as tours, as well as familiar graphics such as the scatterplot, barchart and parallel coordinates plots. Plots are interactiv
software  visualization  statistics  data 
march 2015 by jonmoore
ongoing by Tim Bray · On XML Language Design
note - MustUnderstand · This is the opposite of MustIgnore; you use it when you add an extension to an existing language that you don’t want ignored. For example, maybe you’ve got a new security policy and you don’t want anyone acting on messages unless they’ve b
xml  software  language  design 
may 2014 by jonmoore
Software Diagnostics
Very interesting looking firm. Visualization of code structure, and where code changes are occurring, plus visualization of traces obtained from runtime execution as hierarchies.
software  analysis  debugging 
february 2013 by jonmoore
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