Why I no longer contribute to StackOverflow — Michael T. Richter edit / delete

"There's an old cliché in English: give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime. StackOverflow is filled to the brim with people giving fishes. The people asking are learning nothing useful beyond the shortest of the short terms and the people teaching are not helping in any but the most trivial of ways." Yes. I haven't quite got to the point of telling students to ignore the StackOverflow forums -- but I do see an awful lot of bad advice that students have found there.

to programming teaching web ... on 18 January 2015

12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today | Application Development - InfoWorld edit / delete

I'll break my usual rule of not linking to numbered lists of things, because this is actually fairly good, if mostly aimed at people building web applications.

to ethics honours internet web ... on 24 August 2014

chfoo/wpull · GitHub edit / delete

wget-like tool written in Python.

to mirroring python software to-package web wget ... on 23 August 2014

Systems Programming at Twitter edit / delete

Scala, futures, and functional composition.

to concurrency network programming scala software-engineering web ... on 30 April 2014

Adactio: Journal—Battle for the planet of the APIs edit / delete

The death of the open web, including deconstruction of Twitter's outright lies about why they shut down RSS. I don't play in walled gardens.

to api rss web web-services ... on 14 December 2013

Gigablast - An Alternative Open Source Search Engine edit / delete

This seems to have an... interesting approach to stemming. I'm not sure if it's amusing or really insightful that searching for "adam sampson" finds my food bookmarks page first...

to search software web ... on 14 December 2013

Chris Hates Writing • Small things add up edit / delete

Some numbers from 4chan on why they're now serving static content from a separate domain: because the incoming overhead from cookies is *huge*.

to 4chan bandwidth cookies http web ... on 03 December 2013

Qualys SSL Labs - Projects / SSL Server Test edit / delete

Test your SSL webserver -- e.g. to see whether it supports a reasonable set of cipher suites.

to cryptography http ssl web ... on 01 December 2013

Quark : A Web Browser with a Formally Verified Kernel edit / delete

Building a formally-verified sandbox for browser components. Neat!

to browser formal-methods security verification web ... on 12 November 2013

asm.js edit / delete

A subset of Javascript designed for compiling C-like languages to (in terms of operations on byte arrays). There's then a marker that a sufficiently smart JIT can look for in order to know it's working with the subset and generate better code. This is both horrible and pretty neat at the same time...

to backend compiler javascript vm web ... on 02 April 2013

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