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WordFriday: tragedian, noun

An actor specialising in tragic roles or a composer of tragedies, whether a playwright or a poet.

The word dates to the 14th century and comes from Old French tragediane, which ultimately derives from Ancient Greek tragoidia (τραγῳδία) meaning 'goat song'. The relationship between 'goat song' and the concept of tragedy is unclear — and even disputed.
tragedian, noun An actor specialising in tragic roles or a composer of tragedies, whether a playwright or a poet. The word dates to the 14th century...
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A piece based on an interview with me about my QCon London talk, "Small Is Beautiful".
Think grappling with ridiculously legacy code is normal? It doesn't have to be this way. @KevlinHenney chats to Voxxed about why small is beautiful.
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There are few things wantrepreneurs (all due respect, I'm a recovering wantrepreneur myself) love to talk about more than running A/B tests. The belief seems
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"Simply trying to work out what we mean by ‘I/O’ and what we mean by ‘what we mean by’ is usually enough to distract practitioners and theoreticians alike from any I/O that may (or may not) be happening."
Function progamming is all the rage. Teedy Deigh considers how it offers many opportunities for the serious programmer.
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WordFriday: holophrasm, noun

A single word that can be used as a whole clause or sentence. For example, "No" or "Whatever" or any verb in imperative form, such as "Go", "Help" and "Run".

Holophrasis expresses a whole phrase or potentially complex set of ideas in a single word. Holophrastic speech is common in a child's development of language. Holophrasms are also known as holophrases.

The word derives from the Ancient Greek 'holos' (ὅλος meaning 'whole' or 'entire') and the Latin 'phrasis' (from the Greek ϕράσις meaning 'speech').
holophrasm, noun A single word that can be used as a whole clause or sentence. For example, "No" or "Whatever" or any verb in imperative form, such as...
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A tale of 18 very busy people, an ambitious goal, free trips to Hawaii, and a new $300 million business.
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How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
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When we talk about testing, often the first thing that people think about is finding bugs. Small things like a crashing app, or catastrophic failures: 2015-04-23 11.06.18. 2015-04-23 11.07.45. This second one is interesting, as we know exactly what code causes it. 2015-04-23 11.08.02 ...
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"I've often joked that instead of picking up Djikstra's cute acronym we 
should have called the basic synchronization object "the bottleneck". 
Bottlenecks are useful at times, sometimes indispensable — but they're 
never GOOD. At best they're a necessary evil."
— David Butenhof
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Why people who brainstorm are wasting their time.
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I find that very surprising indeed! Thank you for sharing.
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