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What will be the output of the above code? That is the problem I was faced for an entire day...well not exactly that code but something very much like it. Let me explain what I thought it would do at the beginning of the day and then I will explain what cha...
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Futures and Lists of Futures
Futures are a power tool for making processes concurrent. Proper use can create a much quicker and more succinct program. Take for example this small function which takes in a tree and counts the occurrences of a given name in the tree. It is first done in ...
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I have been playing around with Google Dart for a while now, and it has great support for futures.  I had a hard time getting my mind around them at first, but now I love the flexibility they offer, allowing my code to be much more asynchronous than before.
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Code coverage aides in building a lean code base. Beware of the extremes of what this metric is exposing. 
DevMix 23 May 2014 on Testing. Break the Altar of the Coverage God. One of the key metrics in testing for developers is the number of lines covered by their written tests. The value of this metric has long been debated. As with most topics the discussion is lived in the absolutes and like the ...
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Mozilla's handling of their dismissal of their CEO only reaffirms my loyalty to chrome. 
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A strange and unfortunate incident all around.
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The Evolution of a Software Engineer — Medium
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In honor of his birthday I am listening to only Bob today.
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Proud moment for a Star Wars fan father.
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Using Fig and Docker for Rapid Development
What is the most difficult part of an on-boarding process? Here is my opinion. When someone comes on board a new project it takes quite a bit of time to set up their machine with all the dependencies and configuration for running the application locally. Wh...
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I just got a bundle of 4 awesome Mac apps completely free, click and grab yours too!
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Vic leaving Google leaves a big hole. But I am sure that Google will move onward and upward.
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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One thing I have heard time and again from the most successful business people in the world is the number of failures they experienced before the success. I wish we could somehow look past the failure as a bad thing and instead look at it as what it is in most cases...courage.
If we want a society that dreams new things and then makes them happen, why do we teach the next generation to do the exact opposite?
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I enjoyed this insight into technology preferences. I have seen tons of language bashing that I just didn't understand. 
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Though I agree with what he is saying. I'm still going to delay learning JavaScript for as long as I possibly can. :)
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