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This is an important read, even if you don't agree with me. You may not agree with the author, either, but you will probably find something useful in it.

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Despite the alarmist title, this is an interesting article.

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Nice, unbiased, publisher-centric write-up.  The two points which have kept me in markup languages over the years are these three killer features:

* as a text format, Asciidoctor is treated by version control systems in a comprehensible way to human authors
* large books can be cut up into multiple files, in various directories
* including external files, including those generated by tools is much easier than with Word processor tools

One of my bucket-list projects is a suite of tools that joins business requirements, technical requirements, functional specs, and ticketing output together to produce a trace-ability matrix.  I was forced to use IBM Rational DOORS at a company once (<shudder> -- any software with "Rational" in the name makes me throw up a little at the thought) and I want to never go into that dark place again.

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Companies in Sweden experimenting with 6 hour work days.  There are studies showing that, after a certain amount of time, productivity declines proportional to the amount of time over the threshold.  These companies argue that shorter work days allow employees to better focus and avoid distractions, such that equivalent amounts of work are accomplished by happier employees.

In a related note, Sweden is #2 in the world for most paid vacation & bank holidays (25 paid vacation days + 16 paid holidays = 41 days of leave), second only to Brazil.  As a side note, America comes in last with no government regulations about leave.  The USA (0 Days Of Leave) is also third in GDP (PPP) per hour worked (67 G/P), after Luxembourg (#2, 73 G/P, 35 DOL) and Norway (#1, 75 G/P, 27 DOL); Sweden is eleventh (55 G/P, 41 DOL). 

The US isn't showing poorly, but our average work day is 8.7 hours; it's hard to argue that we're using our time efficiently.

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A biased comparison of #Scala and #Golang, but one that I agree with. One point that should be made, though, is that there is a certain elegance (that one sees in FP) that is missing from Go, but the author's point is about maintainable production code, and I believe in that context, he's spot on in his conclusion.

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Amazon Web Services gets with the Golang program | Gigaom https://gigaom.com/2015/01/30/aws-gets-with-the-golang-program/ (Share from CM Browser)

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Why Google’s programming language can rival Java in the enterprise | Apps | Techworld http://www.techworld.com/apps/why-googles-go-programming-language-could-rival-java-in-enterprise-3626140/ (Share from CM Browser)

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I was just thinking this myself yesterday. 

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