Monday, January 26, 2009

Alan Kay on User Interface Design

As part of the Berkeley Webcast project, a pair of presentations by Alan Kay (of Smalltalk fame) is available.  The presentation is from the early 1980s and discusses the development of user interface design from the 1960s onward.  If you ware into computer history at all, these are very interesting.

Part 1

Part 2

The entirity of CS61A is available in podcast format if it is easier to access that way.


Friday, January 9, 2009

James Whittaker Netcast

James Whittaker is the author of books like How To Break Software.  He ran one of the few university-level testing programs at Florida Tech.  He's now as Microsoft and helping Visual Studio become better at testing.  The guys at .Net Rocks caught up with him for an interview.  James explains what he thinks the future of testing is and what's right and wrong with testing at Microsoft.  Put this on your Zune/iPod.  It's worth the hour.