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Four short links: 26 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 29, 2014

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging (Anil Dash) — If your comments are full of assholes, it’s your fault. Good communities don’t just happen by accident. Replicating DeepMind — open source attempt to build deep learning network that can …

Python 3: threat or menace?

By Bill Lubanovic
September 26, 2014

I wish I still had my copy of this: a Harvard Lampoon parody of Life magazine from the ’60s, displaying a picture of a flying saucer and the ominous headline: “UFOs: Threat or Menace?”. I was reminded of this when …

Python 3: threat or menace?

By Bill Lubanovic
September 26, 2014

I wish I still had my copy of this: a Harvard Lampoon parody of Life magazine from the ’60s, displaying a picture of a flying saucer and the ominous headline: “UFOs: Threat or Menace?”. I was reminded of this when …

Python 3: threat or menace?

By Bill Lubanovic
September 26, 2014

I wish I still had my copy of this: a Harvard Lampoon parody of Life magazine from the sixties, displaying a picture of a flying saucer and the ominous headline: “UFOs: Threat or Menace?”. I was reminded of this when …

Four short links: 26 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 26, 2014

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging (Anil Dash) — If your comments are full of assholes, it’s your fault. Good communities don’t just happen by accident. Replicating DeepMind — open source attempt to build deep learning network that can …

Four short links: 26 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 26, 2014

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging (Anil Dash) — If your comments are full of assholes, it’s your fault. Good communities don’t just happen by accident. Replicating DeepMind — open source attempt to build deep learning network that can …

Four short links: 24 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 25, 2014

Introducing Heroku DX — instrumentation is now a must-have for platforms. Practical Lessons in Code Review — for every “gosh you should do this!” practice, I’m fascinated by the myriad “it just works better if you approach it like this” …

Four short links: 24 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 24, 2014

Introducing Heroku DX — instrumentation is now a must-have for platforms. Practical Lessons in Code Review — for every “gosh you should do this!” practice, I’m fascinated by the myriad “it just works better if you approach it like this” …

Four short links: 24 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 24, 2014

Introducing Heroku DX — instrumentation is now a must-have for platforms. Practical Lessons in Code Review — for every “gosh you should do this!” practice, I’m fascinated by the myriad “it just works better if you approach it like this” …

Four short links: 22 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 23, 2014

Significance of Javascript For OS X Scripting — not just for shell scripting-type automation, now you can build Cocoa applications with Javascript. This is huge. keybase.io — social media as trust vector. I Banned E-Mail At My Company — Email …

Four short links: 19 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 22, 2014

Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning. Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers. Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl …

Four short links: 22 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 22, 2014

Significance of Javascript For OS X Scripting — not just for shell scripting-type automation, now you can build Cocoa applications with Javascript. This is huge. keybase.io — social media as trust vector. I Banned E-Mail At My Company — Email …

Four short links: 22 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 22, 2014

Significance of Javascript For OS X Scripting — not just for shell scripting-type automation, now you can build Cocoa applications with Javascript. This is huge. keybase.io — social media as trust vector. I Banned E-Mail At My Company — Email …

Multipeer Connectivity on iOS 8 with Swift

By Paris Buttfield-Addison
September 19, 2014

Multipeer Connectivity is a means of identifying and connecting services together, and allows for very easy passing back and forth of data with minimal setup. If you are thinking that this seems similar to Bonjour, you are correct; however, Bonjour …

What every Java developer needs to know about Java 9

By Ben Evans
September 19, 2014

Java 8 may only have been released a few months ago, but Oracle has already announced the first set of features that will be targeted for Java 9. On August 11th, Mark Reinhold, a Chief Architect for Java, made available …

New Swift language shows Apple history

By Andy Oram
September 19, 2014

Like many Apple programmers (and new programmers who are curious about iOS), I treated Apple’s Swift language as a breath of fresh air. I welcomed when Vandad Nahavandipoor updated his persistently popular iOS Programming Cookbook to cover Swift exclusively. But …

Four short links: 18 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 19, 2014

Guide to Writing Testable Code (PDF) — Google’s testable code suggestions, though C++-centric. Enchanted Objects (YouTube) — David Rose at Google talking about the UX of magical UIs. (via Mary Treseler) hpn-ssh — High Performance SSH/SCP. Lost Lessons from an …

Multipeer Connectivity on iOS 8 with Swift

By Paris Buttfield-Addison
September 19, 2014

Multipeer Connectivity is a means of identifying and connecting services together, and allows for very easy passing back and forth of data with minimal setup. If you are thinking that this seems similar to Bonjour, you are correct; however, Bonjour …

Multipeer Connectivity on iOS 8 with Swift

By Paris Buttfield-Addison
September 19, 2014

Multipeer Connectivity is a means of identifying and connecting services together, and allows for very easy passing back and forth of data with minimal setup. If you are thinking that this seems similar to Bonjour, you are correct; however, Bonjour …

Four short links: 19 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 19, 2014

Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning. Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers. Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl …

Four short links: 19 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 19, 2014

Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning. Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers. Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl …

What every Java developer needs to know about Java 9

By Ben Evans
September 18, 2014

Java 8 may only have been released a few months ago, but Oracle has already announced the first set of features that will be targeted for Java 9. On August 11th, Mark Reinhold, a Chief Architect for Java, made available …

What every Java developer needs to know about Java 9

By Ben Evans
September 18, 2014

Java 8 may only have been released a few months ago, but Oracle has already announced the first set of features that will be targeted for Java 9. On August 11th, Mark Reinhold, a Chief Architect for Java, made available …

Four short links: 18 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 18, 2014

Guide to Writing Testable Code (PDF) — Google’s testable code suggestions, though C++-centric. Enchanted Objects (YouTube) — David Rose at Google talking about the UX of magical UIs. (via Mary Treseler) hpn-ssh — High Performance SSH/SCP. Lost Lessons from an …

Four short links: 18 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 18, 2014

Guide to Writing Testable Code (PDF) — Google’s testable code suggestions, though C++-centric. Enchanted Objects (YouTube) — David Rose at Google talking about the UX of magical UIs. (via Mary Treseler) hpn-ssh — High Performance SSH/SCP. Lost Lessons from an …

New Swift language shows Apple history

By Andy Oram
September 17, 2014

Like many Apple programmers (and new programmers who are curious about iOS), I treated Apple’s Swift language as a breath of fresh air. I welcomed when Vandad Nahavandipoor updated his persistently popular iOS Programming Cookbook to cover Swift exclusively. But …

New Swift language shows Apple history

By Andy Oram
September 17, 2014

Like many Apple programmers (and new programmers who are curious about iOS), I treated Apple’s Swift language as a breath of fresh air. I welcomed when Vandad Nahavandipoor updated his persistently popular iOS Programming Cookbook to cover Swift exclusively. But …

Four short links: 17 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 17, 2014

Bill Gurley on Startups and Risk (Business Insider) — No one’s fearful, everyone’s greedy, and it will eventually end. Pants — a build system from Twitter and others. pup — commandline tool for parsing and processing HTML. Use Regulation (Slate) …

Four short links: 17 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 17, 2014

Bill Gurley on Startups and Risk (Business Insider) — No one’s fearful, everyone’s greedy, and it will eventually end. Pants — a build system from Twitter and others. pup — commandline tool for parsing and processing HTML. Use Regulation (Slate) …

Four short links: 15 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 15, 2014

The Care and Feeding of Weird Machines Found in Executable Metadata (YouTube) — talk from 29th Chaos Communication Congress, on using tricking the ELF linker/loader into arbitrary computation from the metadata supplied. Yes, there’s a brainfuck compiler that turns code …

Four short links: 15 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 15, 2014

The Care and Feeding of Weird Machines Found in Executable Metadata (YouTube) — talk from 29th Chaos Communication Congress, on using tricking the ELF linker/loader into arbitrary computation from the metadata supplied. Yes, there’s a brainfuck compiler that turns code …

Four short links: 12 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 12, 2014

Google Knowledge Vault and Topic Modeling — recap of talks by Google and Facebook staff about how they use their knowledge graphs. I found this super-interesting. djinni — A tool for generating cross-language type declarations and interface bindings. monit — …

Four short links: 12 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 12, 2014

Google Knowledge Vault and Topic Modeling — recap of talks by Google and Facebook staff about how they use their knowledge graphs. I found this super-interesting. djinni — A tool for generating cross-language type declarations and interface bindings. monit — …

Four short links: 9 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 9, 2014

bleve — A modern text indexing library for go. Scientific Consensus Has A Bad Reputation—And Doesn’t Deserve It (Ars Technica) — a lovely explanation of how informal consensus works in science. NB for anyone building social software which attempts to …

Four short links: 9 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 9, 2014

bleve — A modern text indexing library for go. Scientific Consensus Has A Bad Reputation—And Doesn’t Deserve It (Ars Technica) — a lovely explanation of how informal consensus works in science. NB for anyone building social software which attempts to …

Four short links: 1 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 1, 2014

Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets) Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves …

Four short links: 1 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 1, 2014

Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets) Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves …

Four short links: 1 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 1, 2014

Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets) Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves …

Four short links: 29 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 29, 2014

Inside Google’s Secret Drone Delivery Program (The Atlantic) — passed proof-of-concept in Western Australia, two years into development. Readings in Databases — A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems. (via Hacker News) Todd Park …

Four short links: 29 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 29, 2014

Inside Google’s Secret Drone Delivery Program (The Atlantic) — passed proof-of-concept in Western Australia, two years into development. Readings in Databases — A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems. (via Hacker News) Todd Park …

Four short links: 29 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 29, 2014

Inside Google’s Secret Drone Delivery Program (The Atlantic) — passed proof-of-concept in Western Australia, two years into development. Readings in Databases — A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems. (via Hacker News) Todd Park …

Four short links: 28 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 28, 2014

PlotDevice — A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers. More in the easy-to-get-started + visual realm, like Processing. (via Andy Baio) Scumblr and Sketchy Search — Netflix open sourcing some scraping, screenshot, and workflow tools their security team …

Four short links: 28 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 28, 2014

PlotDevice — A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers. More in the easy-to-get-started + visual realm, like Processing. (via Andy Baio) Scumblr and Sketchy Search — Netflix open sourcing some scraping, screenshot, and workflow tools their security team …

Four short links: 28 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 28, 2014

PlotDevice — A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers. More in the easy-to-get-started + visual realm, like Processing. (via Andy Baio) Scumblr and Sketchy Search — Netflix open sourcing some scraping, screenshot, and workflow tools their security team …

Four short links: 27 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 27, 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …

Four short links: 27 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 27, 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …

Four short links: 27 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 27, 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …

Four short links: 15 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 15, 2014

Continuous Integration and Delivery Illustrated — worth many thousands of words. Thousand Robot Swarm Self-Assembles into Arbitrary Shapes — you won’t sleep. If they only chittered, it would be perfect. srclib — open source language analysis toolchains (currently for Go, …

Four short links: 15 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 15, 2014

Continuous Integration and Delivery Illustrated — worth many thousands of words. Thousand Robot Swarm Self-Assembles into Arbitrary Shapes — you won’t sleep. If they only chittered, it would be perfect. srclib — open source language analysis toolchains (currently for Go, …

Four short links: 15 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 15, 2014

Continuous Integration and Delivery Illustrated — worth many thousands of words. Thousand Robot Swarm Self-Assembles into Arbitrary Shapes — you won’t sleep. If they only chittered, it would be perfect. srclib — open source language analysis toolchains (currently for Go, …


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