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The Web’s Grain by Frank Chimero
TheWeb’sGrain A view on designing for the web by Frank Chimero • February 2015 This site is an interpretation of my talk from Webstock, 2015. It is a companion to What Screens Want, a…
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Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson
Markus "Notch" Persson on why he sold Minecraft to Microsoft: "Art is never finished, only abandoned." (Photo: Jamel Toppin for Forbes) By Ryan Mac, David M. Ewalt and Max Jedeur-Palmgren It’s…
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Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious
Curries, rice, naan bread, samosas and pakora. (iStock) Indian food, with its hodgepodge of ingredients and intoxicating aromas, is coveted around the world. The labor-intensive cuisine and its…
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2 days ago
grpc / grpc.io
Powerful IDL Define your service using Protocol Buffers, a powerful binary serialization toolset and language. message HelloRequest { string greeting = 1; } message HelloResponse { string reply = 1;…
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2 days ago
War on the data beasts: don’t let Google, Facebook et al control your digital lives
Posted by Ben Rossi on 16 February 2015 ‘Large corporations have wrapped their tentacles around the world, extracting private data from where they land and appropriating all its value for…
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3 days ago
bliki: BeckDesignRules
extreme programming · clean code · refactoring tags: Kent Beck came up with his four rules of simple design while he was developing ExtremeProgramming in the late 1990's. I…
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3 days ago
Futures of text
When the weather is bad I take a bus to work. I’m forever grateful to the person at the bus stop who informed me that you can text New York’s MTA service to find out exactly where the…
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4 days ago
Moxie Marlinspike >> Blog >> Career Advice
To my great surprise, young people now somewhat frequently contact me in order to solicit career advice. They are usually in college or highschool, and want to know what the best next steps are for a…
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6 days ago
Putting Apache Kafka To Use: A Practical Guide to Building a Stream Data Platform (Part 2)
This is the second part of our guide on streaming data and Apache Kafka. In part one I talked about the uses for real-time data streams and explained our idea of a stream data platform. The…
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6 days ago
Simplicity is Key
Focus ruthlessly on simplicity. Complexity is the devil. Complexity will multiply your costs, bugs, downtime, development time, security holes, and pretty much everything bad you want to avoid. Great…
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6 days ago
Functional Programming for Everyone Else
Functional programming has become a hot topic in the last few years for programmers, but non-programmers might not understand what we’re talking about. I can imagine them wondering,…
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6 days ago
Invented here syndrome
Are you afraid to write code? Does the thought linger in your brain that somewhere out there somebody has already done this? Do you find yourself trapped in an analysis cycle where nothing is getting…
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6 days ago
gRPC
Today Google launched gRPC, a new HTTP/2 and Protocol Buffer based system for building APIs. This is Google's third system for web APIs. The first system was Google Data, which was based on the Atom…
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6 days ago
Introducing gRPC, a new open source HTTP/2 RPC Framework
Today, we are open sourcing gRPC, a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls. It’s BSD licensed, based on the recently finalized HTTP/2 standard, and enables easy creation of…
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7 days ago
Daydreaming improves efficiency, Israeli study finds
Teachers may now need to reconsider reprimanding daydreaming students in class, as a new Israeli study found that mind-wandering actually enhances brain performance and prepares the mind for complex…
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7 days ago
Antirez weblog
Today Redis is six years old. This is an incredible accomplishment for me, because in the past I switched to the next thing much faster. There are things that lasted six years in my past, but not…
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7 days ago
I Switched to a Standing Desk, So Now You Should, Too
Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY JETTA PRODUCTIONS VIA GETTY Wake up, America! Sitting all day is killing you. That’s why I switched to a standing desk,
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8 days ago
The secrets of the world's happiest cities
Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing remarkable about that, given his profession – and his locale. Peñalosa was a…
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8 days ago
Freshet - CQL based Clojure DSL for Streaming Queries (Draft) • Milinda Pathirage
January 5, 2015 Freshet - CQL based Clojure DSL for Streaming Queries (Draft) This blog post is still a draft. Interest on continuous queries on streams of data has increased over the last couple of…
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8 days ago
Pair Programming Economics
I’m at OOP this week and had the pleasure yesterday to meet James Grenning for the first time. We had an inspiring conversation last night exchanging tips and strategies on how we inspire…
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9 days ago
Why Stack Exchange Doesn't Corral Workers Into An Office Productivity doesn't require proximity.
This post is presented by Business Is Great Britain. Home sweet office. In an era where more and more corporations are pulling workers into the office, Stack Exchange stands out: The New York-based…
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9 days ago
Can HTTP/2 Replace MQTT?
Fri February 20, 2015 Yesterday I got an interesting question: Would you agree that HTTP/2 with HPACK would certainly rule out any reason for using MQTT? Well, I never thought about that possibility…
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9 days ago
Is the 4C Worthy of the Alfa Romeo Badge?
Photography by Serge Albarian In what is arguably the greatest performance of his career, Tom Hanks played Walter Fielding Jr. in The Money Pit (1986). The film opens with Walter and…
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10 days ago
The Entrant’s Guide to The Automobile Industry
Like a siren, it calls. The Auto Industry is significant. With gross revenues of over $2 trillion, production of over 66 million vehicles and growing[1] it seems to be a big, juicy…
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10 days ago
Boyhood and The Oscars
In a thoughtful essay at The Dissolve about last night’s Oscar ceremony, writer Jen Chaney reflects on the the best picture trophy going to “Birdman” instead of…
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10 days ago
Not Born to Die · Babel
Posted Feb 15, 2015 by James Kyle I like to start off our blog posts with the latest big thing 6to5 has achieved. We haven’t reached it quite yet, but in a few days 6to5 and 6to5-core will…
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11 days ago
A New Way to look at Networking
Google Tech Talks August 30, 2006 Van Jacobson is a Research Fellow at PARC. Prior to that he was Chief Scientist and co-founder of Packet Design. Prior to t...
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11 days ago
Jeff Atwood
Jeff Atwood blogs on things like parenting, founded stackoverflow.com, and is currently working on Discourse.org – these are his good things. Good things to read. How to Talk to Kids So Kids…
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11 days ago
Understanding how Parquet integrates with Avro, Thrift and Protocol Buffers
Parquet is a new columnar storage format that come out of a collaboration between Twitter and Cloudera. Parquet’s generating a lot of excitement in the community for good reason - it’s…
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12 days ago
The Chaos Theory Of Startups
"Since we don't know where we're going, we have to stick together in case someone gets there" - Ken Kesey I was flying from NY to SF the other day and at one point the gentleman I was sitting…
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12 days ago
In Memory of David Carr, Who Made Me a Journalist
Stephen Chernin/AP Things have been hard since I got let go from TIME. Me and Kenyatta have been scrambling to hold everything together. Relationship is good—we've been in this situation before, so…
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13 days ago
wtf Blog
Introduction I was curious about the connections between some of the people I follow on Twitter and wanted to try visualizing it using D3 and ClojureScript using a force directed graph. The end…
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13 days ago
Streaming Big Data: Storm, Spark and Samza
There are a number of distributed computation systems that can process Big Data in real time or near-real time. This article will start with a short description of three Apache…
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14 days ago
Your App Is Not Better Than An Open Protocol
Open protocols power the web. They should be powering the interactions to your next application, too. RSS, SMS, plaintext-email, HTML5 - these are the easiest, fastest ways to get users into your…
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14 days ago
When not to build a service-oriented architecture
Speaker Deck Sign Up Sign In by Lee Edwards Published November 3, 2014 in Technology Talk given at NY CTO Summit 2014.
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14 days ago
Inequality Has Actually Not Risen Since the Financial Crisis
The notion that income inequality has continued to rise over the past decade is part of the conventional wisdom. You’ve no doubt heard versions: The rich just keep getting richer. Inequality…
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14 days ago
There are too many shiny objects and it is killing me
I’m a self-taught developer and I have always been proud of all the stuff I have learned along the way. The list probably looks familiar to most of you. Perl PHP ASP (Classic) Ruby on Rails…
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15 days ago
Community Debates API Specification Alternatives
Hacker News was recently home to an active debate on the best way to write an API specification. The community weighed in with the latest information on API languages including API Blueprint, RAML,…
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15 days ago
The Onyx Distributed System Dashboard
Onyx Design & Dashboard Introduction Onyx is a fault tolerant distributed computation system in the mold of Storm or Spark, which can be used for batch and stream processing. As of 0.5.0, Onyx is…
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15 days ago
Real-time analytics at Pinterest
As thousands of people gather in the Bay Area this week for Strata + Hadoop World, we wanted to share how data-driven decision-making is in our company DNA.  Most recently, we built a real-time…
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15 days ago
Butterick’s Practical Typography
The billionaire’s typewriterA friend pointed me to a story on Medium called “Death to Type­writ­ers,” by Medium de­signer Marcin Wichary. The story is about the…
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16 days ago
The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death
When Vilma and Greta Zenelaj came across a Craigslist job ad that promised they could make as much as $22 an hour and get paid fast, it seemed like a good deal. The Albanian sisters had moved to…
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16 days ago
Interview: Alex Payne, Programmer
Alex Payne is a programmer, writer, and angel investor based in Portland, OR. Most recently, he’s working with early-stage companies, and in the past has served as one of Twitter’s…
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16 days ago
Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization
Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical, especially when running systems at the scale seen by institutions that deploy applications on mobile devices or provide Internet…
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16 days ago
Introducing DataFrames in Spark for Large Scale Data Science
Today, we are excited to announce a new DataFrame API designed to make big data processing even easier for a wider audience. When we first open sourced Spark, we aimed to provide a simple API for…
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16 days ago
package mux
import "github.com/gorilla/mux" Installation | Overview | API | Files Installation $ go get github.com/gorilla/mux Overview Package gorilla/mux implements a request router and dispatcher. The name…
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16 days ago
The Problem with Job Titles
The artefacts traditionally used to describe work - CV’s/Resumes, job descriptions and job adverts - are text based documents which need to be read and interpreted before they can be…
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16 days ago
mohamedattahri/rst
rst implements tools and methods to ex
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16 days ago
Inside Timehop's Tech Stack (And Why We Love Golang So Dang Much)
Inside Timehop’s Tech Stack (And Why We Love Golang So Dang Much) Welcome to the fourth post from Tales of Timehop. This post is engineering focused and shares the language and tool decisions…
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17 days ago
Fighting "tribal knowledge" and scaling the org side of a Series B startup
Fighting “tribal knowledge” and scaling the org side of a Series B startup Welcome to the 6th post from Tales of Timehop! This post is operations focused and touches on some…
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17 days ago
Testing HTTP caching in Go
Tweet I have written some posts on building images in an HTTP response and how to cache them. This post is about how to test all of this and verify that you are testing the right thing.This is the…
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17 days ago
The Software Revolution
In human history, there have been three great technological revolutions and many smaller ones.  The three great ones are the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the one we…
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17 days ago
Million user webchat with Full Stack Flux, React, redis and PostgreSQL
Sexy, right? Flux over the Wire allows us to leverage the goodness of Flux to share a single source of truth between multiple clients, and update them in real time. This makes building things like…
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17 days ago
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic
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17 days ago
Boot, Clojure Build Tooling
15 February 2015 Build tools are known to inspire the entire gamut of emotions from bored impatience to Homeric rage (I'm looking at you, Grunt). Personally, I've never given them much thought;…
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17 days ago
Go + HTTP/2
Welcome to the Go language's HTTP/2 demo & interop server. It should respond to NPN/ALPN protocol "h2-14". Unfortunately, you're not using HTTP/2 right now. To do so: Use Firefox Nightly or go to…
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17 days ago
Asynchronous Python and Databases
The asynchronous programming topic is difficult to cover. These days, it's not just about one thing, and I'm mostly an outsider to it. However, because I deal a lot with relational databases and the…
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18 days ago
Cqrs-server
An opinionated CQRS/ES implementation using Onyx, Datomic, DynamoDB, Kafka and Zookeeper. The problem Best to start with the core problem at hand: The current relational database is too limiting.…
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18 days ago
President Obama: The Re/code Interview
Re/code's Kara Swisher interviews President Barack Obama at Stanford University.
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19 days ago
What the Web Said Yesterday
The Web wasn’t built to preserve its past; the Wayback Machine aims to remedy that. Credit Illustration by Harry Campbell Malaysia Ai
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20 days ago
The Reactive Manifesto
Published on September 16 2014. (v2.0) Organisations working in disparate domains are independently discovering patterns for building software that look the same. These systems are more robust, more…
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20 days ago
Providence: Failure Is Always an Option
This post is part of a series on the Providence project at Stack Exchange. The first post can be found here. The last five blog posts have been a highlight reel of Providence’s successes.…
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20 days ago
Launching Orbital Boot Camp Winter 2015
We just completed Week 4 of the Orbital Boot Camp Winter program.  With our feet firmly planted, it’s a good time to catch everyone up to speed on the program, the students, and what…
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21 days ago
Providence: Machine Learning At Stack Exchange
At Stack Exchange, we’ve historically been pretty loose with our data analysis.  You can see this in the “answered questions” definition (has an accepted answer or an answer…
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21 days ago
A tale of two clusters: Mesos and YARN
This is a tale of two siloed clusters. The first cluster is an Apache Hadoop cluster. This is an island whose resources are completely isolated to Hadoop and its processes. The second cluster is the…
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21 days ago
Does Work Really Work?
One of the first questions people often ask when they are introduced to one another in our society is “what do you do?” This is more than just polite small talk — it is an…
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22 days ago
Build an IRC bot in Go with RethinkDB changefeeds
Dan Cannon's GoRethink project is among the most popular and well-maintained third-party client drivers for RethinkDB. Dan recently updated the driver to make it compatible with RethinkDB 1.16,…
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22 days ago
Pull a Fixler
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I was part of the team at Etsy. The customers were amazing. The Kool-Aid was delicious.We were smallish then, but growing fast, and meeting creep was kicking…
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22 days ago
Clojonic: Pythonic Clojure
In June 2012, I promised myself that I’d learn Clojure “as a mind expander”. As a long-time Python programmer who has been using Python full-time in my work at Parse.ly, I wanted…
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22 days ago
PyDev of the Week: A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
This week we have A. Jesse Jiryu Davis (@jessejiryudavis) joining us as our PyDev of the Week. I came to know about Jesse through his articles about Python on his blog. He is also employed at…
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22 days ago
“Learning Spark” book available from O’Reilly
Today we are happy to announce that the complete Learning Spark book is available from O’Reilly in e-book form with the print copy expected to be available February 16th. At Databricks, as the…
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22 days ago
A Conversation with Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky has never been one to hide his opinions. Since 2000, he has developed a loyal following for his insightful, tell-it-like-it-is essays on software development and…
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22 days ago
Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill
i Residents of ShantiNiketan, a retirement community near Orlando, Fla., walk in a Hindu rel
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22 days ago
The “Web Application” Myth
A game with no winner by Phil JonesThe last few weeks were full of lots of great articles about an old topic: should things on the internet be dependent on JavaScript and should apps work on the…
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22 days ago
How to Build a Meaningful Career
Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at…
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22 days ago
The life-changing technique Michael Lewis wrote on a Chipotle cup
I don't know how much wisdom you expect to find on the side of your Chipotle soft-drink cup, but when I pop into one of their more than 1,600 locations for an emergency burrito, I desire nothing more…
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22 days ago
Farewell, My Lovely!
I see by the new Sears Roebuck catalogue that it is still possible to buy an axle for a 1909 Model T Ford, but I am not deceived. The great days have faded, the end is in sight. Only one page in the…
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22 days ago
DeathHacks
My dad died in 2011. He was an old school techie from back in the mainframe days: a maker type with a basement full of tools, an office full of new and old computers, and a house full of complex…
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22 days ago
The Next Internet Is TV
I was talking to someone who works on one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around some novel concept that distracted us for a few…
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22 days ago
Branching Is Easy. So? Git-flow Is Not Agile.
I've had roughly the same conversation four times now. It starts with the question of our deployment/development strategy, and some way in which it could be tweaked. Inevitably, someone will bring up…
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22 days ago
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