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The Ethics of Software Quality
Security professionals are in a hard place. If there is a security breach, they take the fall. However, if they do their job right, no one notices. Further, they may even meet resistance to doing their job right because they are being overly cautious, takin...
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I've written some lessons learned from using core.async in a large project.
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Continuous Planning
"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower There is a tension between engineering on the one hand, and on the other hand those who would like to know when the task will be don...
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"Clojure Polymorphism" Released!
From my new blog Real World Clojure . What am I doing with this new blog? I have no idea, but you can follow along. ~ ~ ~ ~ I have released a short e-book (30 pages) titled "Clojure Polymorphism." You can get 50% off by using this coupon link http://www.lea...
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Reducible Streams
Laziness is a great tool, but there are some gotchas. The classic: (with-open [f (io/reader (io/file some-file))]
(line-seq f)) line-seq will return a lazy seq of lines read from some-file , but if the lazy seq escapes the dynamic extent of with-open , t...
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The March of Technology
"Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York. We are in great h...
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Making Fake Things
Software is fake. There are bits inside a computer represented by a magnetic or electrical charge or mechanical potential or some such thing. But software is not an electrical charge. Electrical charges can represent ones and zeroes and a series of ones ...
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The following is a quote from an astronaut speaking about a spacecraft
"There's so much more elbow room in there compared to the Soyuz," he said. "Instead of just bringing two of your buddies, you can bring six ... It's got modern electronics, it's got modern materials in the heat shield. So technologically, it's a giant leap ...
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