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Basically a constructor has been proven a nanny state. (paramatersCSV) versus (Look and no the imcoming thing by what it is)
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Which cartoon do you think is more effective? (h/t ZeyTuf and +Bernd Paysan)
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The left one.  A lot of people in Greek wish the Troika men (suit and EU suitcase) would be thrown into the sea and drown...
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Mostly awful that this little boy Aylan has become an internet meme, but hopefully the silver lining is more compassionate action for the plight of refugees & migrants.
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More evidence that academic computer science is misaligned with industry. Furthermore says bootcamps attract people wanting quick career changes who may not actually enjoy coding long-term. And then says he prefers people who have demonstrated long-term interest in writing code. Pretty interesting indeed...  _The transition from performance focused to UX focused will to continue to reshape departments globally_
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+Frank Nestel Well, I can tell you in exquisite detail how much trouble it is.  I've done it dozens of times.  It's not a trivial endeavour.

As for algorithms, sure, it's useful to understand Big O complexity - but implementing any sort or search algorithm subsumes into quintessential code.   And most of those decisions are a three second decision in a meeting with the architect and DBA.  Anything requiring sorting will also require persistence and some indexing structure, it's a question of where the sort will happen, which is almost invariably in the Model, on some index, perhaps in some Controller.  But even then, I'm going to instrument all that code anyway and watch it consuming heap, I can change a sort.

I used to have this one coder, really bright guy.  This guy knew more about Windows internals than was good for anyone.  But he had hygiene issues, bizarre personality, couldn't trust him around the clients.  So I'd just send him spec and let him work his magic.  He was too good to abandon but too weird to be tolerated onsite.  And that's the problem I face with the CS people, all the time.  CS has taught them to be Solo Artistes, capable of discussing compiler internals and prefetch caches - but otherwise incapable of writing software in a business context.
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holy cow!
 
Derby| Archaeologists excavating on the site of some recently discovered ruins on the northern coast of Western Australia, may have just made the greatest find in the history of the country: the remai
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Seemed a little too good. Thanks for corrections.
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So Twitter has launched a new (people in pic) feature to save Ferris! Woot woot!!
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Wonder if she'll meet a nice lesbian dom in the joint who could change her tune? 
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It's kinda sad that she ran out of license due to she gets married to much
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So a week after endorsing Tom Dale (ember.js) as basically a good smart guy he makes a controversial tweet while on vacation in Europe. He found a GO programming language blog post that he used to slander the entire community and language. Kudos to him for having the decency to delete it. It always feels like a public admission of screw up to have to delete a tweet or post.
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Google street view was innovative about 5 years ago. Google drone view is what the people really need now. 
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Slightly regret getting sucked into this paper on sociology theory. Main point is that nuance (and complexity) can make theory unwieldy. He suggests pushing back against reflexive criticism that theory XYZ needs more nuance to explain edge case parameters.
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I have historically looked down upon social sciences, but tis close enough. Just equations with absurdly high error rates! ;-)
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I'm trying to read between the lines here... Seems like Persson (Minecraft inventor) is having sellers regret, or possibly a mid life crisis of sorts? Kind of odd, but have to give him credit for communicating on social media about it.
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Also, whatever else he is, a Musk-like prodigy he is not. 
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Probably should buy some stock in wall building companies. Good golly.
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whoa, that's seriously a weird story. Probably put in the lowest bid bc of low-cost labor. SMH. What a world. 
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Purveyor of NodeCodeEditor. Turn your browser into a code editor. Build on standards-based web protocols.
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I'm obsessed with better programming methodology and accessibility. After years of research into improving software development techniques we are finally at the exciting new phase of "visual" or design enhanced code going mainstream in the industry. 
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