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tax | Jason E. Shao

BDD with easyb

Recently I’ve grown increasingly fond of the concepts embodied in the “Behavior Driven Development” (BDD) outgrowth of “Test Driven Development” (TDD) and “Domain Driven Design” (DDD) . BDD is a neat twist on TDD and DDD that strives to more closely tie automated tests with both the “ubiquitous language” terminology espoused in DDD, along with ...

Ruby, Builder, and CourseManagementXML Data

We needed to populate some training course and class rosters into Sakai to let people play with site creation, roster attachment, and publishing tests to students. While we could have used webservices, we decided to leverage the built-in CmSyncJob and generate an XML file to dump out the data, and then sync it into the ...

Where Congress spends $$$

Now on Google Earth: Map where Congress spends your tax dollars | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “The Sunlight Foundation on Tuesday released a downloadable Google Earth layer that plots what it says are some 1,500 earmarks attached to a proposed U.S. House of Representatives defense spending bill. The Washington-based group describes its mission ...

Mix: AAPL, Canada, Jacuzzi, EMI, Unlock

Mix: AAPL, Canada, Jacuzzi, EMI, Unlock: The Copyright Board of Canada has approved a new tax on music downloads from iTunes and other online retailers. Retroactive to 1996, the tax means Apple will have to pay 3.1 cents for each music file they sell, or 1.5 cents per track for complete albums, to SOCAN (the ...

Philly Spring UG – Grails

Went to a Philly SpringFramework User Group Meeting last night (http://phillyspring.org/past_meetings.html) where a Grails committer demoed Grails. I have to admin, both Groovy and Grails were very impressing. Groovy’s syntax is nice, clean (especally collections – map,list literals, object literals), Java-like and expressive. Grails takes a lot of Rails inspired features like scaffolding, generators, conventions ...

America’s Giving – Scroogish?

America, the Indifferent Almost a third of the way into the program, the latest available figures show that the percentage of United States income going to poor countries remains near rock bottom: 0.14 percent. Britain is at 0.34 percent, and France at 0.41 percent. (Norway and Sweden, to no one’s surprise, are already exceeding the ...

For a Flat Tax

WSJ Opinions Section > Mr. O’Donnell’s complaint seems to be that blue > states like Connecticut pay a much higher > average tax rate than do red states like Oklahoma, > making them carry a disproportionate > share of the federal tax burden. If that is so, > enacting John Kerry’s proposed tax hike > ...

Moving to Markdown

I’ve started using John Gruber’s Markdown. While I’ve been a fan of the [Textile](http://www.textism.com/textile) system for a while, Markdown’s sytax feels cleaner to me, particularly when you’re looking at it in plain text. The main purpose of the various markup generators to me seems to be to ensure that your formatting distracts as little from ...

Amazon CTO

The Seattle Times: Business bq. An example: When Vermeulen first joined Amazon, he, his wife and their two kids moved to Issaquah. But they decided they liked Corvallis better and returned to their previous home. So he took the train to get to work. Then he drove. Then he hired a sky taxi. “As I ...

Phone: I’m Drunk, Get a Cab

BBC NEWS | Technology | Software ‘chum’ to help students His favourite feature – Take Me Home, I’m Drunk – is most likely to be used after students have taken advice on the best pubs in the area. It sends a message to a local taxi firm, detailing the address where the student can be ...