Monthly Archives: January 2007


A number of years ago I was working on the scenery system for the open source FlightGear flight simulator. Due to the nature of geodata and the scenery building system, I ended up with tens of thousands of tiny files … Continue reading

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In praise of architecture astronauts

Six years ago, Joel Spolsky wrote a piece on Architecture Astronauts, people who get so obsessed with the big picture that they miss the important little details that actually make things work. More recently, Dare Obasanjo pointed to Spolsky’s piece … Continue reading

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All markup ends up looking like XML

In the current JSON vs. XML debate (see Bray, Winer, Box, Obasanjo, and many others), there are three things that important to understand: There is no information that can be represented in an XML document that cannot be represented in … Continue reading

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