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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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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.
I have written Go at Google (and in my own time) and Scala at LinkedIn. Both are modern languages with first class concurrency features. The following answer...
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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)
What is Google Go? Why more and more businesses are using the open source language that could be an alternative to Java
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This is fascinating research. Committees with more women than men appear to be better at problem solving than those with more men than women, and the I.Q. of the members is irrelevant. 
HughPickens.com writes Everyone who is part of an organization &mdash; a company, a nonprofit, a condo board &mdash; has experienced the pathologies that can occur when human beings try to work together in groups. Now the NYT reports on recent research on why some groups, like some people, are relia...
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The prefect Christmas cappuccino, if I do say so myself. 
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In London for a product course; nobody (that I know) is here yet. This is a new area of Kensington to me... My impression of Kensington is increasingly becoming "a nice area to live in" 
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It's a funny video presenting a great technology that's probably so expensive we'll never see it in widespread use.  I also am curious about the hacking potential.  Imagine the possible murder plots!  Murderer reprograms a stretch of road to show a curve on a dark and stormy night; victim drives self into a tree.  Murderer reconfigures road back to normal -- all by a cron job while the murderer is giving a speech!  The perfect alibi!
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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.
Be more focused, have fewer meetingsand then go home early. It sounds like a dream, but it can work.
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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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I was just thinking this myself yesterday.
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Credit Photograph by Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography / Magnum
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"Altruism is pointless. So are dogs. A cat is a far more sensible pet. A cat is objectively valuable." —No stars.
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Sanity, restored.
In what's being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all existing and future academies and free schools.
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