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The short guide to Capital in the 21st Century
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century is the most important economics book of the year, if not the decade. It's also 696 pages long, translated from French, filled with methodological asides…
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A New Era of Application Services at Puppet Labs
Recently at Puppet Labs, we’ve been putting a lot of thought into how to make our server-side applications faster, smarter, and more modular. Today, we’re excited to give you a sneak…
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Interapp communication in JavaScript
How are we going to do interapplication communication between apps written in JavaScript running on the same machine? I use localStorage The client app stores a string in known location. The server…
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3 days ago
Memories of Steve
A version of this article about Steve Jobs first appeared in The Loop Magazine on his birthday during February of this year. Jim Dalrymple edited the original down in size and split it into two parts…
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3 days ago
How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management
During a busy lunch rush at a typical Chipotle restaurant, there are 20 steaks on the grill, and workers preparing massive batches of guacamole and seamlessly swapping out pans of…
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John Resig - Write Code Every Day
Write Code Every Day via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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Kosher Soul: Michael W. Twitty on Freedom, Diversity, and the Passover Table
Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrating a journey of emancipation, symbolized by food on the Seder plate. That’s fertile ground for a culinary historian who also happens to teach Judaic…
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5 days ago
The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain
Updated April 7, 2014: added Step 8 to the list. Added Korean Translation (provided by Yoon Jiman) Added French Translation (provided by Guillaume Haben) I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two…
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Honey Maid and the Business of Love
For a long time, prejudice made a certain business sense. You could argue that it was immoral or wrong; others insisted that it was moral and godly. But there was little dispute about the business…
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7 days ago
Orbit Short Fiction
Array ( [0] => 1 [1] => 2 [2] => 3 [3] => 4 [4] => 5 [5] => 6 ) 6 The Churn by James S.A. Corey Publication Date—Apr 29, 2014 From New York Times bestselling author…
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7 days ago
Sarah Mei
As a developer, doing talks at tech conferences is great for lots of reasons: boosting your career, promoting your company, and getting more excitement into other parts of your life. As an introvert,…
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8 days ago
Third life: Flickr co-founder pulls unlikely success from gaming failure. Again
By Carmel DeAmicis On April 5, 2014 Stewart Butterfield stood in front of his team in his company’s Vancouver office. He opened his mouth to speak, but couldn’t get twenty seconds…
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8 days ago
Five Reasons Not To Raise Venture Capital
Let’s just get this one out of the way. 1. You probably won’t get a fair hearing. The seductive narrative of Silicon Valley stars a genius-hero who goes on a journey, overcomes myriad…
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8 days ago
Cities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality
SEATTLE — In January, Teresa Fuentes’s employer told her she could work no more than 30 hours a week preparing burgers and passing out food at the drive-through for about $9.50 an…
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8 days ago
An Art History Major Teaching Programming, Part 1
This is the first of a three-part series about how the techniques I learned studying Art History have influenced the ways I teach Programming at UNC-Chapel Hill’s iSchool. Part one:…
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9 days ago
Become the leader your engineers need
We all started our professional journey as a "Maker" – a designer, programmer or tester. Our ability to make things is what brought us so far. We all love the feeling of getting things done.…
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9 days ago
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Microservices are a style of software architecture that involves delivering systems as a set of very small, granular, independent collaborating services. Though they aren't a particularly new idea,…
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9 days ago
Is SSE in 2014 what Ajax was in 2005?
If you haven't heard, SSE is "Server-Sent Events". A method of streaming data from server to browser using only HTTP and JS. You may remember when Ajax (aka XMLHttpRequest - aka XHR) really caught…
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10 days ago
Barbarians at the Gateways
High-frequency Trading and Exchange Technology Jacob Loveless I am a former high-frequency trader. For a few wonderful years I led a group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians, and together we…
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11 days ago
Drop Feature-Based Product Roadmaps
When I work on a product, I think about it all day long. I obsess over it. I love exploring the long view. What will this product look like next year? Five years from now? Ten years from now? I love…
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/04/john-kerrys-peace-talks
JOHN KERRY has spent much of his first year as Secretary of State on a quest to bring about a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority through sheer relentless diplomacy. As of…
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The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit?
Khalil Ligon couldn’t tell if the robbers were in her house. She had just returned home to find her front window smashed and a brick lying among shattered glass on the floor. Ligon, an urban…
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12 days ago
Why Workers Can Suffer in Bossless Companies Like GitHub
The founders of GitHub. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired GitHub wants to change the way businesses operate, making them more egalitarian and more productive. But these changes may also bring new…
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14 days ago
RESTistential Crisis over Hypermedia APIs
Software developer Evan Cordell initiated a debate about how the hypermedia constraint of REST is at odds with common web APIs requirements in the API-Craft mailing list a few weeks ago. In…
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15 days ago
Millennials and Sex: A New Take on Dating, Marriage and Monogamy
By the end of their dinner at a small Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village, Leah is getting antsy to part ways with her boyfriend Ryan, so that she can go meet up with her boyfriend…
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15 days ago
How did Stripe come up with its name?
Back in November 2010, I dropped out of school to join a stealth-mode startup called (at the time) /dev/payments. The company was building a developer-focused payments API that would be as easy as…
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Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk's industrial empire
Apparently it's fast and smoke-free. The Tesla Model S is powered by 7,000 battery cells linked to an electric motor. No engine, no transmission, no tailpipe. As this company video shows, the dash is…
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15 days ago
All Girls to the Front: Women, Sex and Video Games –
What’s Sex Got to Do with It? Last friday a primarily female panel presented their experiences with sex in video games. Topics included traditional objectifying roles and how “Sex…
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15 days ago
The Surprisingly Large Cost of Telling Small Lies
Trying to get off the ground before the money runs out. Recently, I caught up with one of our angel investors for lunch: Peter is a brilliant entrepreneur from England who has lived all over the…
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15 days ago
Class Hierarchies? Don't Do That!
In theory, JavaScript does not have classes. In practice, the following snippet of code is widely considered to be an example of a “class” in JavaScript: function Account () {…
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16 days ago
Why Soft Skills Matter in Data Science
John W. Foreman I’d like to offer up some thoughts about what it means to practice data science in the real world, because merely knowing the math isn’t enough. Anyone who knows me well…
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18 days ago
chris granger
27 Mar 2014 this post is based on my talk, "Finding a way out", from Strange Loop 2013 When I built the original prototype of Light Table I didn't have any grand purpose or goal in mind. I simply had…
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18 days ago
10 Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs BY Jeff Haden
Want your employees to really care? First you have to really care about them.
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18 days ago
Tablets, PCs and Office
The whole ‘tablets and PCs’ discussion today reminds me a great deal of similar conversations we used to have a decade ago about ‘laptop or desktop’. That is, someone…
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19 days ago
Yes, CSS is code
One of the best things I overheard at the Fluent Conference was (more or less): “CSS live coding? I was like, that isn’t code. But then it was.” Lea Varou had changed the mind of…
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19 days ago
Spotify engineering culture (part 1)
Here’s a short animated video describing our engineering culture. This is a journey in progress, not a journey completed, and there’s a lot of variation from squad to squad. So…
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19 days ago
The best iPhone email app for power users
Email has been with us for more than two decades now, but many of us still struggle to manage our overflowing inbox. One of the most common, and convenient, ways to access that inbox is through our…
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19 days ago
The Kindly Brontosaurus
Illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo In her helpful Slate piece on how to avoid and mitigate flight delays, Amy Webb stresses that the savvy air traveler must invest energy in grooming the airport…
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20 days ago
Myths, Misfits & Masks: Sana Amanat at TEDxTeen
Sana Amanat has been in the publishing industry for the past nine years. Currently, she is an Editor at Marvel Entertainment, developing and managing creativ...
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20 days ago
New Parenting Study Released
A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go fucking ape shit. The study was conducted by Susan Waterson, a professor of…
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20 days ago
Renewables Aren’t Enough. Clean Coal Is the Future
Coal supplies over 40 percent of global electricity needs, and that percentage is going up. The only real question is how to minimize the damage.   Dan Winters Proof that good things don’t always…
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20 days ago
Local State is Poison
Up through early 2011, my visions of RDP still called for `new` (as in `new Object()` or `newIORef`). At that time, my vision of an RDP language was a two-layer model: the language would support a…
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22 days ago
I ♥ Log
I ♥ Log: Kafka, Stream Processing, and Real-Time Data By Jay Kreps March 23rd, 2014 What could be more humble than the simple log file? After all, first program most computer programmers write…
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22 days ago
Networks all the way down.
I first started playing around with PCs about 25 years ago, so around 1989/1990 (and began coding maybe a year later). At the time, there was a large variety of different connectors, plugs and buses…
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23 days ago
The Overprotected Kid
A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy…
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23 days ago
Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework
Jean JullienOne of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with…
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24 days ago
It Is Time For Basic Income
It Is Time For Basic Income This post is Part 1 in a series. It is time for Basic Income.  This idea, endorsed by a range of economists from a variety of political camps, has always seemed more…
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24 days ago
What the Hell Are You Doing?!
Speech to the World Domination Summit in Portland, ORJuly 7, 2013How many of you listen to public radio? How many of you listen to Marketplace? (I have totebags for all of you backstage.) How many of…
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26 days ago
Developing Software Oriented Architectures
After spending the last four years rolling out and maintaining service oriented architectures, it's my hope that I've accumulated enough scars on the topic to approximate wisdom. This is an attempt…
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26 days ago
The Auteur Theory
You’re likely sick of hearing about the show “True Detective” by now. Like millions of others, I became engulfed in HBO’s latest 8 hour masterpiece over the last few…
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28 days ago
Inside The Barista Class
One of the most obscene things I learned as a barista was how eager people are to be liked. NYU sophomores, the ones with Jansport backpacks in full makeup at 9 a.m., stuttered their orders and shyly…
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4 weeks ago
Agile Is Dead (Long Live Agility)
Thirteen years ago, I was among seventeen middle-aged white guys who gathered at Snowbird, Utah. We were there because we shared common beliefs about developing software, and we wondered if there was…
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Measles Is Spreading In Our Largest Cities Because People Aren’t Vaccinating Their Kids
By Tara Culp-Ressler on March 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm Share this: "Measles Is Spreading In Our Largest Cities Because People Aren’t Vaccinating Their Kids" CREDIT: Shutterstock New York City is…
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Microservices
The term "Microservice Architecture" has sprung up over the last few years to describe a particular way of designing software applications as suites of independently deployable services. While there…
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Coding the Architecture
In “Think big, act small” – what does it mean in architecture?, Viktor Grgic says, "Let’s simplify things by talking about concrete things we actually do in software…
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4 weeks ago
How To Think
Sebastian Garcia made a mistake but he couldn’t figure it out. At the 2011 National Junior High Chess Championship he was looking strong and heading towards a victory. Then he made a mistake,…
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4 weeks ago
How We Make Trello
Look around you. Is there something nearby that is firmly bolted to the ground? Okay good. Hold onto it. I’m about to pull back the curtains on everything you thought you knew about how Trello…
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4 weeks ago
Coconut Headphones: Why Agile Has Failed
The 2001 agile manifesto was an attempt to replace rigid, process and management heavy, development methodologies with a more human and software-centric approach. They identified that the programmer…
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4 weeks ago
Shareable
Nera waited for Malka in the big outer living room of 534a.tower5.loverslump.frankfurt.de -- Jörg's place. It had been six months since Nera was last here. Four months ago, she'd forced herself…
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4 weeks ago
Refinements, additions, and un-breaking stuff: iOS 7.1 reviewed
Time to update! iOS 7.1 is here, and it fixes a lot of iOS 7.0's biggest problems. There were about six months between the ouster of Scott Forstall from Apple in late October of 2012 and the…
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5 weeks ago
Nirvana for Two-Year-Olds
A few days before the start of Christmas vacation, my family was in a post-dinner slump. The mere contemplation of the upcoming holidays—the travelling, the festivities—had exhausted…
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Fallacies of Distributed Computing
The Fallacies of Distributed Computing are a set of assumptions that L. Peter Deutsch and others at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corporation) originally asserted programmers new to distributed…
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How times have changed for PostgreSQL
Image credits: vitroid When I started teaching PostgreSQL education courses in 2001, PostgreSQL was the ug
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https://glyph.twistedmatrix.com/2014/02/unyielding.html
… that which is hard and stiff is the follower of death that which is soft and yielding is the follower of life … – the Tao Te Ching, chapter 76 Problem: Threads Are Bad As we…
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5 weeks ago
GeoHopper and iBeacons for proximity scripting
I have been working for a long time to make lights in my house follow me around with accurate proximity detection. I always have my iPhone on me, so I’ve been using Bluetooth to handle this.…
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5 weeks ago
Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney
In our first year in Washington, our son disappeared.Just shy of his 3rd birthday, an engaged, chatty child, full of typical speech — “I love you,” “Where are my Ninja…
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5 weeks ago
UBER - A "Uniform Basis for Exchanging Representations" on the Web
I recently posted the first working draft of a new hypermedia design I am (humbly) calling "UBER." I've been sitting on a handful of media type designs for a couple years and finally have decided to…
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5 weeks ago
25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday
Briton Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Wang Lili/xh/Xinhua Press/Corbis 1 The importance of "permissionless…
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5 weeks ago
Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls
REX USA / Moviestore Collection, Hulton Archive / Getty Images, REX USA, Vera Anderson / WireImage What’s your favorite Jennifer Lawrence moment? When she tripped on the way to accept her Academy…
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5 weeks ago
HTTP framework for time-based access to resource states -- Memento
[Docs] [txt|pdf] [draft-vandesompel...] [Diff1] [Diff2] INFORMATIONAL Independent Submission H. Van de Sompel Request for Comments: 7089 Los Alamos National Laboratory Category: Informational
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IP, TCP, and HTTP
When an app communicates with a server, more often than not, that communication happens over HTTP. HTTP was developed for web browsers: when you enter http://www.objc.io into your browser, the…
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5 weeks ago
Taking e-mail back, part 2: Arming your server with Postfix and Dovecot
In our last episode... How to run your own e-mail server with your own domain, part 1Gmail? Apple? The cloud? Forget 'em all—in this series, we take your e-mail back. Welcome back to our series on…
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5 weeks ago
Where Apple design is headed in 2014
2013 was an interesting year for Apple. Jony Ive’s move to the head of software design bore its first fruit with the launch of iOS 7, shaking up some established Apple design conventions and…
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5 weeks ago
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