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Wallace & Gromit‘s Creators Are Giving The Company to Their Employees
Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run , has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the…
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4 days ago
Val on Programming: Datomic: Event Sourcing without the hassle
Why Event Sourcing? How Event Sourcing is usually done Difficulties of conventional Event Sourcing Designing Event Types and Event Handlers is hard work…
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test && commit || revert – Kent Beck – Medium
The new style versus test-driven development As part of Limbo on the Cheap , we invented a new programming workflow. I introduced “test && commit”, where every…
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Cloud Computing without Containers
Cloudflare has a cloud computing platform called Workers . Unlike essentially every other cloud computing platform I know of, it doesn’t use containers or…
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Greg Pfeil at Scale By the Bay: “We’ve used laziness to maintain excellent performance without complicating the algorithm”
Greg has been working full-time with pure Functional Programming in Haskell and Scala for over six years. He currently abuses laziness as a Senior Software…
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7 days ago
6 science-approved ways to improve any workspace - Atlassian Blog
The space you work in matters a great deal. It could be a big skyscraper, a small warehouse, or — if you’re just starting up — even your own garage. We spend a…
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7 days ago
Riding Bikes Because They're Green Totally Misses the Point
The bicycle is one of the cleanest machines ever devised. As Steve Jobs famously pointed out , a person on a bicycle is “completely off the top of the charts”…
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8 days ago
Run Meetings That Are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers
In the ideal meeting, all attendees participate, contributing diverse points of view and thinking together to reach new insights. But few meetings live up to…
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8 days ago
Intent based leadership with David Marquet
Intent based leadership, January 28 2019 Agile Ledarskap Think Like a Leader Workshop Our mission is to create empowering work environments that release the…
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Software Developers Don't Need Permission or Forgiveness | LeadingAgile
This one is for software developers. One of the basic ideas of agile software development is that the requesters of software have the primary responsibility to…
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9 days ago
A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute
B rightly colored molecular models line two walls of Yet-Ming Chiang’s office at MIT. Chiang, a materials science professor and serial battery entrepreneur, has…
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10 days ago
Georgia: The Epicenter of America’s Corrupted Electronic Elections
By Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 June 29, 2018, Updated August 20, 2018 Introduction On August 7, 2018, the plaintiffs in the federal action titled Donna Curling,…
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10 days ago
Brennan Center Urges States to Abolish Elections for State Supreme Court Justices | Brennan Center for Justice
Media Contact: Alexandra Ringe, alexandra.ringe@nyu.edu , 646 925 8744 The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t the only institution roiled by a highly politicized judicial…
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10 days ago
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient; instead, doctors feel trapped behind their screens. Illustration by Ben Wiseman On a sunny…
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10 days ago
The GOP Has Ditched Democracy – Douglas Rushkoff – Medium
Do we have to accept the sad premise that people are just too dumb, too uninformed, and too easily fooled to vote intelligently or even rationally? Most of the…
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10 days ago
10 guidelines for creating good-looking diagrams - frankdenneman.nl
Frequently I receive the question which application I use to create my diagrams. I used to use Microsoft Visio but starting to use Omnigraffle a year ago.…
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11 days ago
The Forgotten History of OOP – JavaScript Scene – Medium
Smoke Art Cubes to Smoke — MattysFlicks — (CC BY 2.0) Note: This is part of the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional…
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13 days ago
The Last Responsible Moment
In Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit , Mary and Tom Poppendieck describe a counter-intuitive technique for making better decisions: Concurrent…
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13 days ago
Dystopias Now • Commune
The end of the world is over. Now the real work begins. Dystopias are the flip side of utopias. Both of them express feelings about our shared future; utopias…
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13 days ago
Defending my tech company’s efforts to hire more women taught me how much further we have to go
Half of the newly graduated software engineers that my company hired this year were women. We’re not a giant company, but our previous class of new engineers…
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14 days ago
Keynote: What changes when we go offline-first? — Martin Kleppmann’s talks
Keynote: What changes when we go offline-first? A talk at Velocity London , London, UK, 02 Nov 2018 Slides Abstract We all know how to build web apps around a…
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14 days ago
No Haunted Forests
All industrial codebases contain bad code. To err is human, and situations get very human when you’re staring down the barrel of a launch deadline. You’ve heard…
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15 days ago
Commentary: Why I stopped wearing a bike helmet | CyclingTips
Before you dive into Peter Flax’s piece below, a quick note. First and foremost, the following column is Peter’s opinion. It does not reflect the opinion of…
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15 days ago
There’s a Better Way to Elect House Members
Voters in the 2016 New Hampshire primary election Jewel Samad / AP Imagine being a Democrat this November, the morning after this year’s midterm elections. And…
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20 days ago
The Phenomenal World | The "Next Big Thing" is a Room
If you don’t look up, Dynamicland seems like a normal room on the second floor of an ordinary building in downtown Oakland. There are tables and chairs, couches…
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20 days ago
Serverless Smart Radio – Big Data WAL – Medium
You are currently reading part I of the Serverless Smart Radio series. In this article, I will be mainly talking about how and why we aim to be serverless, the…
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20 days ago
Why Sherpaa can’t take insurance — The Scope
In short: We can’t. When a doctor takes insurance, they must only do things approved by insurers. Insurers love predictability and avoid covering anything new…
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24 days ago
6 Documentation Myths That Are Hurting Your Business
Both the internet and bookstore are full to the brim with information about how to set up, run, manage, and get value from development teams. But for all that…
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24 days ago
I Know the Salaries of Thousands of Tech Employees – Power Trip – Medium
I’ m a software engineer with three years of experience, working at Square, a public tech company in San Francisco. I make $130,000, plus $47,500 in stock, for…
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24 days ago
How To (Not) Fail At Using Open Source Software In Your Organisation
In the technology sector in 2018 the use of open source software (OSS) is routine. Despite this many organisations find using OSS frustrating or confusing. This…
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24 days ago
Vindicating Gary Taubes: A Smackdown of Seth Yoder
This flawed early version of the article is no longer available Link to the current version of the article above Gary Taubes’s book The Case Against Sugar was…
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24 days ago
Repair is as important as innovation
I N 1533 A noblewoman in Calais presented a visiting grandee with a peculiar gift: her personal toothpick, which, she was eager to point out, she had used for…
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25 days ago
The Anxiety of Learning
Despite all the time, money, and enthusiasm that executives pour into corporate change programs, the stark reality is that few companies ever succeed in…
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25 days ago
How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym
When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I’ve never forgotten: that I would need to learn how to be…
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27 days ago
CQRS with Kafka Streams | David Romero
CQRS with Kafka Streams 1. Introduction Last September, my coworker Iván Gutiérrez and me, spoke to our cowokers how to implement Event sourcing with Kafka and…
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27 days ago
Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet | Kim Stanley Robinson
‘We are mongrel creatures on a mongrel planet, and we have to be flexible to survive’ … Wind river, Yukon, Canada.Photograph: Peter Mather D iscussing cities is…
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27 days ago
New York 2140: A novelist's vision of a drowned city that still never sleeps
Earth’s climate system is replete with potential surprises , and the climate science community tends to be conservative when projecting future changes. The…
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27 days ago
Carbotoxicity—Noxious Effects of Carbohydrates
Modern nutrition is often characterized by the excessive intake of different types of carbohydrates ranging from digestible polysaccharides to refined sugars…
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28 days ago
Jay Kreps | Kafka Summit SF 2018 Keynote (Kafka and Event-Oriented Architecture)
Jay Kreps is the CEO of Confluent, Inc., a company backing the popular Apache Kafka® messaging system. Prior to founding Confluent, he was formerly the lead…
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28 days ago
Atlassian launches the new Jira Software Cloud
Atlassian previewed the next generation of its hosted Jira Software project tracking tool earlier this year. Today, it’s available to all Jira users. To build…
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28 days ago
What nobody tells you about documentation - Blog - Divio
There is a secret that needs to be understood in order to write good software documentation: there isn’t one thing called documentation, there are four. They…
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28 days ago
Tutorial: Designing a GraphQL API
This tutorial was created by Shopify for internalpurposes. We've created a public version of it since we think it's useful toanyone creating a GraphQL API. It's…
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28 days ago
Raised by YouTube
Max Guther ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story. Vinoth Chandar,…
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4 weeks ago
A crash course on TypeScript with Node.js – Sourcerer Blog
[Today’s random Sourcerer profile: https://sourcerer.io/apricote ] What if I told you JavaScript could be viable in an enterprise environment? You’d think I was…
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4 weeks ago
How Lisp Became God's Own Programming Language
When programmers discuss the relative merits of different programminglanguages, they often talk about them in prosaic terms as if they were so manytools in a…
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How Exercise Might "Clean" the Alzheimer's Brain
Credit: Getty Images For the 50 million individuals worldwide ailing from Alzheimer’s disease, the announcements by pharmaceutical giants earlier this year that…
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4 weeks ago
How To Have More Energy: 3 Powerful Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
How To Have More Energy: 3 Powerful Secrets From Research *** Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book…
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SREcon18 Europe - The Math behind Project Scheduling, Bug Tracking, and Triage
Avery Pennarun Many projects have poorly defined (and often overridden) priorities, hopelessly optimistic schedules, and overflowing bug trackers that are…
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5 weeks ago
Opinion | Democracy in Danger in Georgia
Democracy in Danger in Georgia The right is using voter suppression to rig the governor’s race. Opinion Columnist Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for…
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Percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001
Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases of diphtheria,…
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From the birth of computing to Amazon: why tech’s gender problem is nothing new
Ann Moffatt working on the Concorde in 1966 while caring for her young child.Photograph: Courtesy Ann Moffatt A recent report revealed Amazon’s AI recruiting…
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Zapier Software Trends Report: What We Learned from 1,000 SaaS Apps
Sometimes you can't see the progress until you look back. In the 7 years since Zapier started automating apps, software changed perhaps more than we realize.…
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5 weeks ago
"Generating Music From Emotion (and other experiments)" by Hannah Davis
The field of generative music is founded on invisible structures - procedural rules, biological behaviors, linguistic systems. Hannah's work explores music…
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More in Common
Polarization Polarization America has never felt so divided. Bitter debates that were once confined to Congressional hearings and cable TV have now found their…
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Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture
Protesters on the campus of Michigan State University outside of a Richard Spencer speech Stephanie Keith / Reuters On social media, the country seems to divide…
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Hidden Tribes
Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape October 2018 The Hidden Tribes of America is a year-long project launched by More in Common to better…
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5 weeks ago
Review | What we lose by reading 100,000 words every day
Jennifer Howard is a writer and editor living in Washington, D.C. Rereading a favorite book is a pleasure and skill, one of many that neuroscientist Maryanne…
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5 weeks ago
Stop Asking if My 4-Year-Old Has a 'Girlfriend'
Photo Credit Getty Images My father isn’t the first person to ask my son if he has a girlfriend. The question pops up frequently when we’re visiting friends of…
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5 weeks ago
Paradigm shifts for the decentralized Web
Most Web applications today follow the adage “your data for my services”. They motivate this deal from both a technical perspective (how could we provide…
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"Towards Language Support for Distributed Systems" by Heather Miller
Building and managing different sorts of distributed systems is notoriously difficult; of course nodes can fail, but we are also often connecting many different…
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5 weeks ago
"Reactive Programming: A Better Way To Write Frontend Applications" by Hannah Howard
Everything that happens in a frontend application is asynchronous; events happen - a user types something, a server responds with data - and our programs react.…
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5 weeks ago
Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam
In 2016, I was invited to Uber’s headquarters (then in San Francisco) to talk about the failings of the digital economy and what could be done about it. Silicon…
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5 weeks ago
Reading Dangerously
I t was with some disappointment that I closed my copy of Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Extreme Right , a very short, largely…
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5 weeks ago
Here’s How To Finish That Fucking Book, You Monster
That book you’re writing is mewling again in the dark. It’s a half-formed thing — all unspooled sinew and vein, its mushy head rising up out of the mess of its…
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5 weeks ago
Opinion | The dark side of American conservatism has taken over
President Trump at a campaign rally on Saturday in Topeka, Kan. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) This article is adapted from Max Boot’s new book, You know how,…
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5 weeks ago
Parking Ticket Payment System for City of White Plains
Parking Ticket Payment System for City of White Plains Parking Payment System for City of White Plains Payment Information Ticket Number Amount Paid Ticket Fee:…
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Designing Event Driven Systems - Summary of Arguments - ben stopford
Designing Event Driven Systems – Summary of Arguments This post provides a terse summary of the high-level arguments addressed in my book . Why Change is Needed…
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6 weeks ago
D.C.’s Universal Preschool Program Has Been Hugely Beneficial for Moms—and the Economy
Adrees Latif/Reuters Dwyer Gunn Oct 1, 2018 Once preschool was made free, maternal labor force participation increased. In 2008, the District of Columbia passed…
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6 weeks ago
My Divorce Cost Me $250,000
Photo: gaiamoments/Getty Images Despite the persistent myth that men get fleeced in divorce proceedings, statistics show that women are much more likely to take…
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6 weeks ago
Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the web itself. It’s a…
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6 weeks ago
Text Case Adds Siri Shortcut Support for Text Transformations
Sep 17, 2018 — 08:34 CDT Not long ago, I reviewed an update to a new text transformation utility for iOS by Chris Hannah called Text Case . That update added…
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7 weeks ago
Leading from Joy vs. Leading from Fear
How to Demoralize People When You are Aiming to do the Opposite It was January of 2010. Our team came back after the holidays excited to get started. Right away…
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7 weeks ago
Torvalds 2.0: Patricia Torvalds on computing, college, feminism, and increasing diversity in tech
03 Aug 2015 Feed 302 up Image by : Photo by Becky Svartström. Modified by Opensource.com. CC BY-SA 4.0 x Get the newsletter Join the 85,000 open source…
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7 weeks ago
I’ve been learning Clojure. Here is what I love! – Chris Burgin – Medium
The past 3 months I have been learning a new language, Clojure and I am really loving it! But my introduction to Clojure was not this year, it was 4 years ago,…
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7 weeks ago
Software disenchantment
Translations: Italian Russian I’ve been programming for 15 years now. Recently our industry’s lack of care for efficiency, simplicity, and excellence started…
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8 weeks ago
Why I'm Here
A little over three years ago, I left my job at Social Media Company Who Shall Not Be Named to join Lyft as an Engineering Manager leading the DevOps team. I…
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8 weeks ago
Growth in Fear
I didn't grow up with much. I never went hungry — my wholly unscientific litmus test of poverty — but financial security is not something I've ever experienced.…
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8 weeks ago
Sign in - Google Accounts
Sign in - Google Accounts Hi Avi avi@flaxfamily.com Too many failed attempts Next Forgot password?
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8 weeks ago
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