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CSI Announces New Executive Director for CSI TO and Chief Operating Officer | CSI
2015 was a big, challenging, rockin’ year for CSI and our members. It was also a tough year around the world with many social and environmental crises escalating. They are daunting reminders of how much is at stake, and that progress is a hard-fought battle to achieve.
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13 hours ago by mud
Apache Kafka on Heroku is Now Generally Available | Heroku
Many of the compelling and engaging application experiences we enjoy every day are powered by event-based systems; requesting a ride and watching its...
heroku  kafka  article 
13 hours ago by frederfred
A Year in Lattes.
One year ago, Huge leased a street-level retail space in its office building in Atlanta and opened a cafe. At first blush, it was a head-scratching move for a digital agency.
article 
14 hours ago by mud
André Staltz - Why we built xstream
TL;DR: we needed a reactive stream library tailored for Cycle.js. It needs to be “hot” only, so users don’t need to think about subscription semantics hidden in drivers. It should have only a few and intuitive operators, those that are relevant to Cycle.js apps. Also, it needs to be really small in kB size in order to keep the size of drivers small.

REASONING ABOUT SUBSCRIBE

RxJS Observables are generally cold. This means that two different calls to subscribe() will generate two separate side effect free executions of the Observable. Hot, on the other hand, is when different calls to subscribe() may share the same execution of the Observable.

Hot and cold is an issue that is only noticed when subscribing. On the other hand, in Cycle.js, we only allow subscribe() to happen inside drivers (think “plugins”). This means that application code is unaware of subscriptions. It becomes hard to understand and debug an application when developers make the assumption that there is only one execution for each of the Observables coming from drivers. In reality, it’s a hidden source of problems that they need to be aware of.

The natural expectation of developers using Cycle.js is that the Observables they are handling are hot. Our goal should be to free developers from thinking about what happens inside a driver with regards to subscriptions. They should be focusing on the contents of the main() function. We have seen developers, both beginners and experts, trip over Observable “temperature” in Cycle.js. Example: this issue.

In xstream, all streams are hot.
js  article  reactive  rxjs  xstream 
15 hours ago by ianmclaury
The Terminal • furbo.org
OS X Terminal tricks and tips from Craig Hockenberry.
shell  tips  article 
17 hours ago by epochblue
What, Exactly, Makes Something A Progressive Web App? | Infrequently Noted
Browsers gate Progressive Web App installation prompting and badging on criteria that they detect when users navigate to sites. These criteria have been designed to ensure that sites which invoke prompts are reliable, fast, and engaging.
article  mobile  web  amp  pwa 
17 hours ago by robhammond
Namespaces in operation, part 1: namespaces overview [LWN.net]
The Linux 3.8 merge window saw the acceptance of Eric Biederman's sizeable series of user namespace and related patches. Although there remain some details to finish—for example, a number of Linux filesystems are not yet user-namespace aware—the implementation of user namespaces is now functionally complete.
2013  article  linux  kernel  security  links 
21 hours ago by ezequiel
Stacie Goddard & Daniel Nexon - An Agenda for the Study of the Dynamics of Global Power Politics (2016 forthcoming at the Journal of Global Security Studies) | Academia.edu
We call for a research program focused on the dynamics of global power politics. Rather than link realpolitik to structural-realist theoretical frameworks or the putatively anarchical character of world politics, the program treats power politics as an object of analysis in its own right. It embraces debate over the nature of global power politics among scholars working with distinctive approaches. It sees the structural contexts of power politics as highly variable and often hierarchical in character. It attenuates ex ante commitments to the centrality of states in global politics. And it takes for granted that actors deploy multiple resources and modalities of power in their pursuit of influence. What binds this diverse research program together is its focus on realpolitik as the politics of collective mobilization in the context of the struggle for influence among political communities, broadly understood. Thus, the study of the dynamics of collective mobilization—the causal and constitutive pathways linking efforts at mobilization with enhanced power—brings together approaches to security studies together in a shared study of power politics. -- downloaded via Air to DBOX - added to Evernote
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