Category Archives: Satire

Comment correcting software closes $25m funding

In a little-noticed deal that closed yesterday the Silicon Valley startup apostrophree secured a $25 million first round with Bolus Venture Capital of Palo Alto. apostrophree received seed money from Paul Graham’s Y Combinator earlier this year.

apostrophree is currently conducting a private beta test of their product, a proxy service that corrects common errors of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage in blogs and especially comments and discussion forums. I spoke with John Scogan, founder of apostrophree, about his product and company.
Continue reading

Miasma: a new framework for web applications

This is the first interview posted on Typical Programmer. I plan to do more interviews with programmers who are working on interesting projects and pushing new ideas and technologies.

I had a chance to interview Boyd Hakluyt at O’Reilly’s OSCON 2008 in Portland last week. Boyd is working on a new web application framework called Miasma. Boyd gave a demo at OSCON, and afterward we had some of the local microbrew Portland is famous for and talked about web application frameworks.
Continue reading

Introduction to Abject-Oriented Programming

Abject-oriented programming is a set of practices for encouraging code reuse and making sure programmers are producing code that can be used in production for a long time. The number of lines of code in the application is a common measure of the importance of the application, and the number of lines a programmer can produce in a day, week, or month is a useful metric for project planning and resource allocation. Abject-oriented programming is one of the best ways to get the most lines of code in the shortest time. Continue reading