Richard Stallman resigns from Free Software Foundation and MIT CSAIL

The founder and president of the Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman has resigned in the wake of comments he made about accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his victims. He is also removing himself from the foundation’s board of directors effective immediately.  In addition, Stallman will no longer be a visiting scientist at MIT’s Computer … continue reading

REST APIs stumble in the leap to mobile applications

I started building REST APIs a few years ago because I was desperately in need of a back-end engineer, and it seemed easier for me to just do it myself. That, of course, is how all classic software engineering problems begin and where many startups end, but I thought: How hard could it really be? … continue reading

Solving product integration testing challenges as fast as Netflix

With top-rated shows like “Orange is the New Black” or “House of Cards,” Netflix needs to have a well-versed integration test team to make sure each of its 80 million users are getting a great experience. With such a fast-paced environment, challenges are sure to come to the surface. Netflix’s product engineering integration test team … continue reading

Linkapalooza: April 4, 2016

The Linker was in the swamp a few days ago. He just missed that puma on the boardwalk. Good thing too, as he would have called it a pyu-ma. This should never happen… A Python to JavaScript transpiler with BabelJS… Tmux2html – Render full tmux windows or individual panes as HTML… A high level Lua … continue reading

Linkapalooza: March 28, 2016

The Linker is M.I.A., but one thing that will never go missing are these links… Swift enlightenment… Four key roles on agile software development teams… Software testing vs. software development… Take a step back before you refactor… A painless self-hosted Git service… A Python virtual environments primer… How to avoid brittle code… Concurrency in Rust… … continue reading

Linkapalooza: March 21, 2016

The Linker spent the entire past week playing with weird games, odd controllers, and even stranger nerds. It was a fun conference week, but now is the time to return to painting his astrological chart. Or rather, for him to get you your weekly links. FingerIO… Engineers shouldn’t write ETL… Org Mode for Sublime Text … continue reading

Linkapalooza: March 7, 2016

The Linker was abducted by a herd of Chinese acrobats who forced him to jump through hoops and wear a unitard. He successfully escaped by burning through the walls of his cell with extremely bad coffee, and has since been trying to earn the funds required to get him back home to his links by … continue reading

Linkapalooza: September 15, 2014

The Linker is drowning his A’s-based sorrows in gallons of alcohol. You should do the same. Google launches cloud platform for startups. Rust guide by Steve Klabnik… Awesome Node.js packages… Peter Thiel Ask Me Anything… Rethinking Prolog… Audio fingerpriting and recognization in Python… Automatic Docker service announcement with registrator… The state of ZFS on Linux… … continue reading

Linkapalooza: July 28, 2014

Today, The Linker is about to get on a plane. Since he is leaving on a jet plane, he leaves it to you to entertain his cat with your thoughts. His cat is psychic, you see, and can read your minds. Microsoft has changed its GitHub page. Gosu: A pragmatic language for the JVM… Sublime … continue reading

Linkapalooza: July 21, 2014

The Linker wonders if you’ve noticed anything different about SD Times lately. Newly redesigned SD Times Website! Weather-themed icon font… Irmin: Git-like branchable storage… How to get a job using technology you don’t know… Devicons: an iconic font for developers… Random solutions are often good enough. R3 bindings for Node.js… Anatomy of a system call, … continue reading

Linkapalooza: July 7, 2014

Web spreadsheet in 99 lines; open source SSH honeypot with API; virtual file system in PHP; and more … continue reading

Linkapalooza: July 2, 2014

Key elements of enterprise information architecture; manage your social and mobile workforce; Intranet portals; and more … continue reading

Linkapalooza: June 30, 2014

Exploring GitHub with algorithms; is TDD dead or not; best practices in modern Web projects; and more … continue reading

Linkapalooza: June 25, 2014

SharePoint basics; how to manage records in SharePoint; higher education websites built with SharePoint; and more … continue reading

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