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Wow, this is pretty much every project kickoff meeting or grooming session I ever had at my previous company...
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I don't really have a problem with Brendan Eich being named CEO of Mozilla, despite him making Prop-8 political donations several years ago that I disagree with.

However, I don't particularly have a problem with him being criticized over it forever, either.
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Great podcast interview with a member of the Go team.
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Interesting!  Great Britain is turning their coins into 12-side dice.  However, they can still lose hit points if a counterfeiter rolls a saving throw.
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For the Monday after time change, I come prepared.

Good morning  #CoffeeLovers  - It's Monday - hook me up to the coffee IV drip :P

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France

"Smiles are the language of love." - David Hare

"I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens." - Woody Allen

#coffee   #coffeelovers   #coffeeloversclub   #coffeeloverscircle   #coffeeloversunite   #coffeetime   #coffeeclub   #coffeemaniacs   #coffeemonday   #goodmorning   #hashtagabuse  
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Whoa... Google just slashed their prices for PaaS and IaaS hosting in the Google Cloud Platform Live conference keynote.
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"Rock Star" played out a few years ago, and "Ninja" is almost played out now.  What hipster brogrammer titles will come next?

Perhaps "Software Mass-Murderer"?  "Programming Cult Leader"?
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Oh, I didn't even think about Godwin coming into play...
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The correct way to read "Java: Concurrency In Practice."
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As of today, Java 8 is now the current version of Java.
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Monkey Testing Library

gremlins.js is a monkey testing library written in JavaScript, for Node.js and the browser. Use it to check the robustness of web applications by unleashing a horde of undisciplined gremlins.

While developing an HTML5 application, did you anticipate uncommon user interactions? Did you manage to detect and patch all memory leaks? If not, the application may break sooner or later. If n random actions can make an application fail, it's better to acknowledge it during testing, rather than letting users discover it.

Gremlins.js simulates random user actions: gremlins click anywhere in the window, enter random data in forms, or move the mouse over elements that don't expect it. Their goal: triggering JavaScript errors, or making the application fail. If gremlins can't break an application, congrats! The application is robust enough to be released to real users.

This practice, also known as Monkey testing, is very common in mobile application development. Now that front-end (MV*, d3.js, Backbone.js, Angular.js, etc.) and back-end (Node.js) development use persistent JavaScript applications, this technique becomes valuable for web applications.

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http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
https://github.com/marmelab/gremlins.js/blob/master/LICENSE
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I have been working on a series of articles that present Go to programmers coming from a Java background.  At least it started out as few articles.  It's starting to morph into a structure resembling a full-fledged ebook. 

I am about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way through now, adding a new article-chapter almost weekly.  Any feedback or issue-spotting would be appreciated!

#go   #golang   #java   #programming   
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+Steve Perkins Also a good addition would be "Access Modifiers" for the site. The difference between the 2.

Speaking of the devil, I am surprised in Rob Pike's passion in his project to get things right at ground level. Truly admire his work. Hopefully he didn't get offended on my previous comment on him complaining on Java verbosity. I didn't mean it in a bad way towards him but just to show the other side of my thoughts on verbosity and I can humbly admit I pretty much know nothing compared to him. Anyways, 2 thumbs up for his hard work and passion in creating the Go Lang. Also great team and high prospects. I definitely am thinking of learning it in the future as time permits.
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