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A Programmer Reflects Back On 2015 The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. A...

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Top Thought Leaders to Follow If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish. ~  David Foster Wallace, in  The Pale King   Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. ~  Tom Peters,...

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Best IDE in the World: IntelliJ IDEA Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. ~  Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, essayist, and historian. Give me a lever, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth. ~  Archim...

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Top Thought Leaders to Follow Are We There Yet? ~  Rich Hickey (creator of Clojure), title of his keynote at the JVM Languages Summit of 2009 If you give someone Fortran, he has Fortran. If you give someone Lisp, he has any language he pleases . ~  Guy Stee...

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Best Clojure Books Are We There Yet? ~  Rich Hickey (creator of Clojure), title of his keynote at the JVM Languages Summit of 2009 If you give someone Fortran, he has Fortran. If you give someone Lisp, he has any language he pleases . ~  Guy Steele, as quot...

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Best Spark and Hadoop Books In God we trust. All others must bring data. ~  W. Edwards Deming (statistician, author, and  lecturer ) The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight . ~  Carly Fiorina (former president, and chair of H...

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Best Scala Books It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them ;) ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, as quoted in Cristopher Moore's and Stephan Mertens' The Nature of Computation (Oxford University Press, 2011) I have no doubt...

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Best Scala Books It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them ;) ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, as quoted in Cristopher Moore's and Stephan Mertens' The Nature of Computation (Oxford University Press, 2011) I have no doubt...

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Two Amazing Books How to Invest Your Time Like Money by Elizabeth Grace Saunders (Harvard Business Review Press) First up is How to Invest Your Time Like Money by Elizabeth Grace Saunders. So just when you thought that Elizabeth had shared all imaginable wi...

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Some Thought-provoking Quotes from Various Realms (Writing, Software, Math, Philosophy) Hi, after quite a hiatus... It's always a lot of fun to write and, more importantly, to connect with readers. At this time, I'm resurrecting a draft that has languished ...
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