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How To: Use SNS and SQS to Distribute and Throttle Events - Jeremy Daly
An extremely useful AWS serverless microservice pattern is to distribute an event to one or more SQS queues using SNS. This gives us the ability to use multiple…
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SQLite in 2018: A state of the art SQL dialect
SQLite is an undervalued database—some people even believe it is a toy database that is not suitable for production use. In fact, SQLite is a very solid…
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Working from sofa
My desk is a comfortable place with an ergonomic chair, good lighting, friendly neighbours and not much noise. It's a place where I feel comfortable in the…
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The Art of Decision-Making
Your life choices are shadowed by ignorance: you choose to be a parent without knowing what being a parent will be like. Illustration by Anna Parini In July of…
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The perilous politics of parking – The Economist
The average car moves just 5% of the time. To improve cities, focus on the other 95% The Economist Feb 14, 2018 In Ireland people ask St Anthony to help them…
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Abolish Performance Reviews
Who doesn’t love the smell of performance reviews in the morning? A smell welcomed by employees and managers alike with joy and delight. An efficient ritual…
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Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds
Rising ocean temperatures can bleach corals, like these off of Papua New Guinea. Credit Jurgen Freund/Minden Pictures Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up…
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When It Comes to New Year’s Resolutions, Think FAST, Not SMART
It’s officially a new year, which means that it’s time to set goals and tackle all the things you’ve been meaning to do since 2018. New year, new you, right?…
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My Brother Isn’t Just a Dead Man
My brother isn’t just a dead man. He may not be around anymore, but it’s important to know that there’s more to Kevin James Hogan’s story than just his death.…
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​​How I try to organise my life to make me happy – Paul Adams – Medium
Paul Adams Dec 29, 2018 ​​ How I try to organise my life to make me happy ​​I’ve Matthew McConaughey to thank for this. More on that in a bit. ​​First though,…
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7 days ago
Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”
Now that the midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage.…
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Farm to keyboard: why software is the next “craft” industry
Craft products are all around us. They’ve never been more popular or accessible. People have a lot of choices when they buy, and craft products carry with them…
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Growth And Scale Of A Company Can Get In The Way of Innovation
One of the biggest myths around building a company in tech is that you need to constantly grow in terms of customers, employees, and revenues. And if you…
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How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.…
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10 days ago
That Viral Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Is a Meta-Meme
Thursday marked one of the most important days in congressional history for diversity. A record 102 women took office, 35 whom were newly-elected. They include…
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Opinion | The People vs. Donald J. Trump
The People vs. Donald J. Trump He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for? Opinion Columnist Credit Mike McQuade, photograph by Damon…
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10 days ago
It's Time To Start Telling Our Friends How Much Money We Make
Shutterstock Do you know how much money your best friend makes? What about your brother? Are you aware of how much your colleague, who works in a completely…
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Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis
Using a common type of brain scan, researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease about six years before a…
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10 days ago
Code Reviews at Zymergen – Zymergen Technology Team – Medium
How to be the best dang code reviewers and reviewees possible Image courtesy of Highlights for Children and used with permission At Zymergen, we take our…
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11 days ago
Documentation Principles — Write the Docs
Software development benefits from philosophies and principles such as DRY , KISS , code reuse , and many more. With these commonly understoodand accepted…
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12 days ago
Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines
A pioneer of computer science for work combining statistics and linguistics, and an advocate for women in the field. Karen Sparck Jones in 2002. She created a…
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12 days ago
School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm
Greta Thunberg realized at a young age the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society. The difference…
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What Happened To 90’s Environmentalism?
0. Introduction I grew up in the 90s, which meant watching movies about plucky children fighting Pollution Demons. Sometimes teachers would show them to us in…
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13 days ago
Is Design Dead?
Extreme Programming (XP) challenges many of the common assumptions aboutsoftware development. Of these one of the most controversial is itsrejection of…
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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' is a Superhero Movie About the Power of Art
Miles Morales is an artist. We’re introduced to the movie version of Miles (Shameik Moore) as he sits at a drawing table sketching a sword-wielding robot. On…
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14 days ago
What I read in 2018 – Nadia Odunayo – Medium
Nadia Odunayo Jan 1 Last year , I set myself the challenge of reading 30 books in 2018. On December 27th, I succeeded! This year featured many ‘pretty good’…
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2018 Theatre in review – Mike Roberts – Medium
Mike Roberts Jan 1 2018 was quite a year for me for theatre. Starting slowly, it really ramped up. An amazing variety of shows, even though most of what I saw…
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Strong Opinions, Weakly Held — a framework for thinking
Ameet Ranadive Jun 23, 2017 As product managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders, we are often confronted with the challenge of making decisions under uncertainty.…
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Auto Dealers, Startups Try Amazon-Style Ordering for Cars
Car buyers looking to skip the dealership and buy a set of wheels online are starting to find more options. More auto dealers, as well as startups, are offering…
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14 days ago
The old guard of Mac indy apps has thrived for more than 25 years
IDG It seems like it was only yesterday that I first used BareBones Software’s BBEdit , but in actuality, yesterday is so far away—25 years, in fact. With all…
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Long Life Vehicle
About Get Involved Connect Co-Host an Event Support the Museum Stamp Collecting Education Activities Visit Location and Directions Information Desk Calendar of…
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Building a Career: Exploring vs Exploiting – Gwen Shapira – Medium
Gwen Shapira Apr 15, 2018 In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, cycling and eating out. I do all those activities with friends, and over time I noticed that while I…
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15 days ago
Stop Learning Frameworks
We are developers. We need to stay up to date with technology. Every day, we learn programming languages, frameworks, and libraries. The more modern tools we…
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10 Personal Finance Lessons for Technology Professionals
Patience. Frugality. Sacrifice. When you boil it down, what do those three things have in common? Those are choices. Money is not peace of mind. Money’s not…
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16 days ago
A Company is Not a Family
Two years ago, the company I was at went through a round of layoffs. Members of senior engineering leadership met to discuss — how do we engage the people who…
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6 Ways to Eat Better in 2019
Nutrition advice backed by research from the past year that might help shape better eating habits for the new year. Credit Evan Cohen Below are some of our…
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18 days ago
Potential and Loss • Robin Rendle
What troubles me most about Brexit, despite that abomination of a name, is the wasted intellectual, emotional, and creative resources that have been spent on it…
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18 days ago
The Yoda of Silicon Valley
Donald Knuth at his home in Stanford, Calif. He is a notorious perfectionist and has offered to pay a reward to anyone who finds a mistake in any of his books.…
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21 days ago
Recovering Nintendo’s Lost SimCity for the NES – Video Game History Foundation
The unreleased packaging illustration from SimCity, as seen on a rare retail display sign from VidPro. A lot of you are probably aware of Nintendo’s remarkable…
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21 days ago
China Moon, West Moon, G2 Moon, Red Moon | KimStanleyRobinson.info
Are you reading RED MOON over the Christmas break? Or during the Chinese New Year? It must be one of the two, East and West looking at each other, progressively…
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27 days ago
The Sci-Fi Novelist Who Writes Like the Past to Warn of the Future
As one of the solar system’s pre-eminent writers of climate change-driven, politically astute science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson wouldn’t be anyone’s prime…
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27 days ago
Democratic House will address most important civil rights issue in half century
A bill of impeachment against the old ways: America has come to expect that its politicians will promise change, yet change nothing. We need a radically…
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28 days ago
8 things leaders of remote companies do differently - Know Your Team | Blog
If you’re thinking of going remote, here’s what successful leaders of remote companies do… Earlier this month, I spoke with a CEO who’s looking to transition…
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4 weeks ago
The Most Important Question of Your Life
E verybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look…
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Why ‘Nation’ Is the Word of the Year – Words That Matter – Medium
Virulent nationalism proves the U.S. was founded on a myth Douglas Rushkoff Dec 11 Illustration by Maria Doreuli In one sense, nothing could have undermined the…
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4 weeks ago
Robinhood launches no-fee checking/savings with Mastercard & the most ATMs
Robinhood is undercutting the big banks by forgoing brick-and-mortar branches with its new zero-fee checking and savings account features. With no overdraft or…
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Why we re-designed our engineering career paths at CircleCI
Note from the author: this post was written in collaboration with Justin Cowperthwaite, engineering manager, with additional input from Jeff Palmer, VP…
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JIRA is an antipattern
Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “ to plan, track, and release great software .” In…
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The Friendship That Made Google Huge
The company’s top coders seem like two halves of a single mind. Illustration by David Plunkert One day in March of 2000, six of Google ’s best engineers…
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Model, document and share.
Early on in my career, I spent a lot of time trying to find my leadership style. Recently, I think it's more useful to think about growing yourself as a leader…
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Support Driven Engineering (SDE) – Will Gallego
I want to help folks. That’s one of my driving forces in software development. I don’t want to simply build for the sake of building, my code nothing more than…
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Using Self-Selection to Create Journey Teams at Avvo – Puppies, Flowers, Rainbows and Kittens
Many companies are interested in experimenting with self-selection as a way of organizing their teams. I see questions about the process often in online forums.…
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How do you document a tech project with comics? - Julia Evans
Every so often I get email from people saying basically “hey julia! we have an open source project!we’d like to use comics / zines / art to document our…
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Analysis | By 2040, two-thirds of Americans will be represented by 30 percent of the Senate
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP…
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Stress or Pressure?
This post is a verbatim reprint from a book I wrote with Marco Iansiti of Harvard Business School, One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making…
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If You Love Writing and Explaining Stuff, Technical Writing Might Be Your Thing
Bradley Nice Dec 4 by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.com — software documentation tool For some reason, when people talk about future career paths…
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6 weeks ago
Understanding culture
In my review of the Phoenix Project, I mentioned that the organizational change that Parts Unlimited experienced seemed magical. Many of my own attempts to lead…
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6 weeks ago
Software Sprawl, The Golden Path, and Scaling Teams With Agency
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Your company is growing like gangbusters, your engineering team has risen to every challenge, and you are ferociously…
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6 weeks ago
The Genomics of Neurons. And Alzheimer's. And Everything Else.
The brain is a complicated organ. Let’s start there. It’s complicated at every level that you care to examine, and if you get down to the genomic sequences of…
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6 weeks ago
AWS re:Invent 2018: [REPEAT 1] Inside AWS: Technology Choices for Modern Applications (SRV305-R1)
AWS offers a wide range of cloud computing services and technologies, but we rarely state opinions about which services and technologies customers should…
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Introduction to Redis Streams – Redis
*Introduction to Redis Streams The Stream is a new data type introduced with Redis 5.0, which models a log data structure in a more abstract way, however the…
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Maine’s 2nd District outcome proves value of ranked choice voting
During the frantic scramble before the midterm elections, Americans nervously checked the odds on FiveThirtyEight , cleared in-boxes of ever-more-urgent…
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AWS re:Invent 2018: [REPEAT 1] A Serverless Journey: AWS Lambda Under the Hood (SRV409-R1)
Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. Serverless applications don't require you to…
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AWS, meet Clojure - David Chelimsky
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Twitter’s Kafka adoption story
Insights By Philip Su Wednesday, 28 November 2018 The real-time nature of Twitter poses unique and challenging issues for engineering teams at Twitter. We need…
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Why it’s time to cancel your Amazon Prime account
Yesterday was Cyber Monday and already Amazon has revealed many flowery statistics about all the ways it earned tens of millions of dollars in a matter of…
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7 weeks ago
Joe Duffy - The Error Model
Founder/CEO Pulumi • Cloud, languages, and developer tools guy • Eat, sleep, code, repeat Popular: Pulumi Midori Software Leadership © Joe Duffy, 2018
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7 weeks ago
GitHub · Where software is built
GitHub · Where software is built Marketplace Explore Sign in Two-factor authentication Open the two-factor authentication app on your device to view your…
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Everyone is a designer. Get over it. – GV Library
Daniel Burka Daniel is a designer in Brooklyn, New York. He works on Simple.org Apr 11, 2017 Photo by Alice Achterhof via Unsplash Everyone is a designer. Get…
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Opinion | Government Can Do More to Support Science and Innovation
The U.S. government is divided and so are the people. But perhaps we can all agree that the economic growth of the 20th century, driven by robust markets and…
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7 weeks ago
How to Drive Free Cars for LIFE!
Free cars for life? With a little bit of planning and smart investing, you CAN do it. Financial expert Dave Ramsey teaches about this and much more in our high…
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Streaming Data for the Cloud Native Generation by Ben Stopford
Microservices gave us fine-grained, replaceable components. Lambdas give us even finer event-driven functions. But both these paradigms have one common problem,…
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7 weeks ago
Checkout | Sweetwater
Shop Sweetwater rrrabuyvsvsveytfazersurdwarubawvev inSync SweetCare Events Careers Used Gear (800) 222-4700 Contact Us Main Menu Contact Us Call Text Email…
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8 weeks ago
6, 90: Sauce
Californian wildfires There was no horizon in Oakland today, and the air smells dirty. It’s not like fresh smoke. It’s a staleness. If you stay outside too long…
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8 weeks ago
Zeit 2.0, and building smaller Python Docker images
Changes are afoot at Zeit Now , my preferred hosting provider for the past year (see previous posts ). They have announced Now 2.0 , an intriguing new approach…
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8 weeks ago
‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America
Christopher Blair, 46, sits at his desk at home in Maine and checks his Facebook page, America’s Last Line of Defense. He launched the political-satire portal…
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8 weeks ago
How I Used Technology to Get in the Best Shape of My Life and Save My Son
In 2013, I weighed 210 pounds. In October of 2017, I weighed 136 pounds and donated a kidney to my youngest son, Ax. This is our story. Like most people, I…
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8 weeks ago
How Voting Rights Fared in the Midterms
Illustration by João Fazenda One of the unsung heroes of the civil-rights legislation of the nineteen-sixties is a Republican congressman from Ohio named Bill…
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8 weeks ago
Backstage Blog - Deliver software faster by managing work in progress, not by adding overtime - SoundCloud Developers
Product development flow (flow) is the rate at which our products are developed, from idea to deployment. Good flow means that products should pass through the…
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8 weeks ago
Quality attributes that code review ensures - Bluemix Blog
Community Code Review is an Architectural Necessity: Quality attributes that code review ensures October 27, 2016 | Written by: Categorized: Community | Compute…
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Science is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck
Fernando Vergara / AP The writer Stewart Brand once wrote that “science is the only news.” While news headlines are dominated by politics, the economy, and…
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