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statuscode Issue 19
November 16, 2012
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The Go Programming Language Turns 3 The Go project, founded at Google, is now three years old. The Go ecosystem seems to be thriving and it's a language worth checking out if you haven't already.
RethinkDB: A New Open-Source Distributed Database System Built to store JSON documents and scale to multiple machines with little effort. Aims to be particularly easy to set up and learn.
JavaScript Machines: IBM PC Model 5150 An original 4.77MHz IBM PC emulated in the browser with JavaScript. Includes IBM Personal Computer BASIC.
Amazon Launches New AWS Region in Sydney, Australia
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reading
In the Olympics of Algorithms, a Russian Keeps Winning Gold Petr Mitrichev of Google is a 'competitive programming' champion, a sport-of-sorts that many tech giants use to scout for talent.
OOP Isn't a Fundamental Particle of Computing 'It's not that OOP is bad or even flawed. It's that object-oriented programming isn't the fundamental particle of computing that some people want it to be.'
Writing ARM Assembly Language for the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android I was originally going to put this in 'lighter bites' but there's so much here, including a tutorial of how to rotate an image using NEON SIMD instructions.
Unifying Programming and Math: The Dependent Type Revolution A look at something called Homotopy Type Theory and its implications.
releases
ReSharper 7.1 The developer productivity tool for Visual Studio
LuaJIT 2.0 A JIT compiler for Lua. Known for being extremely performant for a dynamically typed scripting language.
Spring 3.2 RC1 Popular Java app development framework.
jQuery 1.8.3
watching and listening
Polyglot Programming in the JVM Bringing together Groovy's metaprogramming techniques, Scala's functional side and Clojure's approach to managing concurrency.
Budgeting Reality: A New Approach to Mock Objects An opinionated, broad-stroked survey of the different ways developers use test doubles (mocks, fakes, stubs, etc.)
Designing Hypermedia APIs
The Art of Metaprogramming in Java
What? C# Could Do That?
Kotlin: Making the Java Platform a Better Place
useful
Domo: Writing Markup, Style, and Code All in JavaScript Lets you write markup and styles in JavaScript syntax, both in the browser and on the server. It's an interesting alternative to template engines and CSS pre-processors.
The Shumway Open SWF Runtime Project Mozilla is working on a 'Web-native' VM and renderer for Adobe Flash files.
Luvit: Node.js-style Asynchronous I/O for Lua Take some of Node.js's architecture and event-based model and bring it to the Lua language - you have Luvit.
GoLio: A Lisp Dialect Implmented in OCaml Has the interesting addition of a Go-like concurrency model (including fibers and channels).
Official Microsoft VM Images for Doing IE 6, 7, 8 and 9 Testing
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lighter bites
9 Uses for cURL Worth Knowing Not advanced but a handy primer for some common tasks.
My favorite regular expression of all time Matches all printable ASCII characters.
Hey, C Is a Functional Language Too
Mustache templates in C
Why Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) Matters
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
7 Python libraries you should know about
Message-Oriented Programming
Visitor Tracking Without Cookies (or How To Abuse HTTP 301s)
pyMCU: The Python Controlled Microcontroller
quoted
"Quit trying to avoid failure. Break it and fix it. Mess it up and clean it up. If the gaps are short enough, it looks like unbroken success."
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