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Clojure is fun, until it's not - and the lack of typing burns you.  But there is a solution - contracts...
Explore the potential of contracts as the best-yet compromise between types and tests. No Clojure experience (or interest) needed.
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I'd say done differently. And I'd even question of they're actually considered part of a type system.
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And then late last night I realized I skipped my own #writingwednesdays schedule.
Code reviews. One of the most enjoyable, and at times scary, things about working on my team is doing code reviews. They are mandatory no matter how “senior” you think you are or how long you've been on the team. I sometimes catch myself thinking “better not add Mr. SoAndSo because he's going to ...
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Mentioned this during last night's podcast recording...
Recent Java 9 commit (e5b66323ae45) breaks fsync on directory. Robert Muir rcmuir at gmail.com. Sat May 16 16:48:53 UTC 2015. Previous message: Recent Java 9 commit (e5b66323ae45) breaks fsync on directory; Next message: Recent Java 9 commit (e5b66323ae45) breaks fsync on directory ...
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Observables do to event-emitters what promises did to callbacks. Declarative data flows. observables:event-emitters like promises:callbacks. Declarative chaining data flows. Can express more scenarios than promises. Observables are sequence + time. Observables represent push streams and have ...
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Turned on my Galaxy S3 for the first time in almost a year, still had battery, and two android system updates to apply. I wonder what version I'm going to find....
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Finally - PostgreSQL gets upserts. Nice, will come very much in handy.
Postgres 9.5 feature highlight: Upsert
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Symphony X are back - progressive and brutal as all hell.
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Well bugger that...
New Zealand's internet connection to the United States has survived a cable cut in Oregon on the US west coast. Southern Cross Cable Network confirmed a segment of its cable network was cut at about 1am New Zealand time when a contractor working for the state's transport department in the town ...
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I don't know all these telco ppl who love the status quo so much
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Nice - having Switch IDE Boot JDK will be rather handy.
IntelliJ IDEA 14.1.4 EAP build is available. You're very welcome to give it a try and share your feedback with us. In addition to the enhancements that come with the build, Mac OS X users will find a new experimental feature called “Switch IDE Boot JDK”, available from the Find Action popup: ...
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Does our internet really suck this much?
Creator of hugely popular DayZ game moves project offshore because of NZ broadband "dark age".
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They made an article out of two tweets. Regardless, telco heads always react hysterically to any criticism, I'll never understand that. Some of the most unfriendly communities I know
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Wither Typesafe. Renaming seems... I'm not sure...
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DashClock Music Extension
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Flyne. The Offline Reader.
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All That Is Now
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

JDK 8 Developer Preview | Mark Reinhold
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I'm the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. (more). The opinions expressed here are my own. Nearby. ◄Java 8: Hold the trai

Moshville Times
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All the Rock & Metal that's fit to print!

Press (RSS Reader)
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Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps. Available on Android phones and tablets with a simpl

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Ignite Realtime: Ignite Realtime Blog: Openfire 3.8.2 has been released
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The Ignite Realtime community is happy to announce the release of version 3.8.2 of Openfire! Downloads for various platforms are available h

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Archos Video Player
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Kevin on Code: A Short Survey on the State of Functional Reactive Progra...
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