Buried in my bookmarks is an inconspicuous folder where I keep links to articles and essays that have significantly influenced my way of thinking. It’s fun to look back at what I was reading four or six years ago and thinking, “that kicks ass!” A quick sampling:

And now there’s a new one to add, to follow up on Ousterhout: David Ascher’s Dynamic Languages-ready for the next challenges, by design. Not so much because it’s changed the way I think, but because it’s so right.

And on a similar note, Getting Groovy with XML.