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Thank You For Your Pull Request

As an open source maintainer, it’s important to recognize and show appreciation for contributions, especially external contributions. We’ve known for a while that after a person’s basic needs are met, money is a poor motivator and does not lead to better work. Show More Summary

My 100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Five

Hey everyone! Here's part five of my 100 favorite programming, computer and science books. If you're just joining, please see part one, part two, part three and part four. I've been collecting and researching science, math, physics, programming books since 2001 or 2002, so it's close to 15 years of book research. Show More Summary

Production design of “True Detective” – interview with Alex DiGerlando

Continuing the ongoing series of interviews with creative artists working on various aspects of movie and TV productions, it is a great honour to welcome Alex DiGerlando. In this interview Alex talks about his experiences in the art department in the last 15 years, the changes that digital has brought with it and how it […]

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For April 22nd, 2016

Hey, it's HighScalability time: A perfect 10. Really stuck that landing. Nadia Comaneci approves. If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. $1B: Supercell’s Clash Royale projected annual haul;...Show More Summary

The magic of visual effects – interview with Venti Hristova

In the last few years her career spanned such a variety of productions as “Gangster Squad”, “Speed Racer”, “Immortals”, “Terminator Salvation” and “Avatar”, taking on roles as diverse as painter, compositor, designer, animator and supervisor. Most recently, after having joined Cantina Creative, she was the visual effects [VFX] supervisor on “Iron Man 3” and “Hunger […]

An update on ASP.NET Core 1.0 RC2

What's going on with ASP.NET Core 1.0 RC2? Why is RC2 taking so long over RC1 and what's going to happen between now and the final release? I talked to architect David Fowler about this and tried to put together some clear answers. This...Show More Summary

Technical Debt: Rescuing Legacy Code through Refactoring - SitePoint PHP

How can you get a legacy codebase under control and bring it to a new level of maturity? In this post, Jeroen summarizes the lessons learned from years of working on a large legacy web application. This article was originally published...Show More Summary

CodeSOD: isAlive

Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? What does it even mean to be alive? No, I haven’t been hanging out in coffee shops wearing a beret and discussing philosophy. I’ve instead been puzzling over this code, from Nikolai K. public...Show More Summary

11 Days Until Percona Live: Justification, Julian Cash, Sponsor List

Only 11 days until Percona Live! Are you registered? It’s getting close to the Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016! The conference starts Monday, April 18th. We have some quick updates and pieces of information...

Production design of “Penny Dreadful” – interview with Jonathan McKinstry

Some are calling it the golden age of television. In the last decade or so we are seeing an incredible wave of episodic television productions of the highest quality, bringing to life a variety of stories and storytelling talent that explore wider story arcs enabled by the longer format. Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” is undoubtedly one […]

What does Etsy's architecture look like today?

This is a guest post by Christophe Limpalair based on an interview (video) he did with Jon Cowie, Staff Operations Engineer and Breaksmith @ Etsy. Etsy has been a fascinating platform to watch, and study, as they transitioned from a new platform to a stable and well-established e-commerce engine. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 18th, 2016

We come in peace. 5,000 years of battles mapped from Wikipedia. Maybe not. If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. 500 petabytes: data stored in Dropbox; 8.5 kB: amount of drum memory inShow More Summary

Jeff Dean on Large-Scale Deep Learning at Google

If you can’t understand what’s in information then it’s going to be very difficult to organize it. This quote is from Jeff Dean, currently a Wizard, er, Fellow in Google’s Systems Infrastructure Group. It’s taken from his recent talk:...Show More Summary

Editor's Soapbox: Encryption By Analogy

Last week, US President Obama said something that is usually the sort of line we give the “idiot boss” character in one of our stories. From Ars Technica: “I am not a software engineer,” Obama made his beliefs wholly clear. “You cannot take an absolutist view on this. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 11th, 2016

The circle of life. Traffic flow through microservices at Netflix (Rob Young) If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. 400Gbps: DDoS attack; 50,000: frames per second Mythbusters films inShow More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 19th, 2016

JPL is firing up their Exoplanet Travel Bureau. Reserve your space now. If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. 200K : msgs send per second through iMessage; 750 million : xactions per week...Show More Summary

How PoolParty and ISO 25964 fit together

The release of the ISO standard for thesauri “ISO 25964 Part 1: Thesauri for information retrieval” in 2011 was a huge step, as it replaced standards that dated back to 1986 (ISO 2788) and 1985 (ISO 5964). By that, methodologies from a pre-Web era, when thesauri where rather developed to be published on paper have been further developed. Show More Summary

Find success on Google Play: What app developers can learn from games

Posted by Matteo Vallone, Business Development Manager at Google Play (As a way to reach more app developers and help them grow successful businesses on Google Play, this post was first published on The Next Web – Ed.) There is much common ground between freemium apps and games businesses when it comes to achieving success. Show More Summary

The Importance of the LED Moment - I DID THAT

Last March my friend Saron and I created MarchIsForMakers.com and spent the whole month creating and learning with hardware. It's March again! We're going to spend the whole month of March adding to http://www.marchisformakers.com. If...Show More Summary

Android Support Library 23.2

Posted by Ian Lake, Developer Advocate Android Support Library 23.2 When talking about the Android Support Library, it is important to realize this isn’t one monolithic library, but a whole collection of libraries that seek to provide backward-compatible versions of APIs, as well as offer unique features without requiring the latest platform version. Show More Summary

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