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2011Software reuse is more like an organ transplant than snapping Lego blocks (johndcook.com)
667 points | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 228 comments
2015Organizational Skills Beat Algorithmic Wizardry (johndcook.com)
268 points | 4 years ago with 98 comments
2015The longer it has taken, the longer it will take (johndcook.com)
159 points | 2 years ago with 46 comments
2008What happens when you add a new teller? (johndcook.com)
148 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 29 comments
2010Don’t invert that matrix (johndcook.com)
133 points | 6 years ago with 42 comments
2009Why programmers are not paid in proportion to their productivity (johndcook.com)
123 points | 10 years ago with 76 comments
2010Where to wait for an elevator (johndcook.com)
105 points | 3 annotations | 1 month ago with 107 comments
2008Selection bias and bombers (johndcook.com)
103 points | 8 years ago with 18 comments
2015Life lessons from differential equations (johndcook.com)
102 points | 4 years ago with 20 comments
2009Why programmers are not paid in proportion to their productivity (johndcook.com)
98 points | 4 years ago with 69 comments
2018Viability of Unpopular Programming Languages (johndcook.com)
83 points | 2 years ago with 73 comments
2011Floating point error is the least of my worries (johndcook.com)
77 points | 4 years ago with 44 comments
2009I disagree with Linus Torvalds about C++ (johndcook.com)
72 points | 3 years ago with 92 comments
2010How to test a random number generator (johndcook.com)
68 points | 4 years ago with 42 comments
2010Lincoln Index: Estimating the number of bugs left to find (johndcook.com)
61 points | 3 years ago with 18 comments
2009Approximating a solution that doesn't exist (johndcook.com)
52 points | 4 years ago with 13 comments
2011How to fit an elephant (johndcook.com)
50 points | 4 years ago with 23 comments
2010Cosines and correlation (johndcook.com)
49 points | 6 years ago with 17 comments
2019What is an isogeny? (johndcook.com)
22 points | 1 annotation | 1 week ago with 10 comments

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