Friday Reads – 20th November 2015 – #11

Thoughtworks Technology Radar

I could have spent hours on this site. If you’re wondering what’s hot in the Techniques, Tools, Platforms, Languages and Frameworks, or even want a simple paragraph explaining them, this is the site to go to.

To ECC or Not To ECC

Looking at a historical (home-made) Google server rack and examining the merits of Error-correcting code memory (ECC memory).

I like to give servers a little pep talk while I build them. “Who’s the best server! Who’s the fastest server!”

The Zen of Code Reviews: the Reviewer’s Tale

Extensive advice on reviewing TDD authored code. Interesting to note that it should be reviewed in a TDD manner.

You can’t fix your culture at compile time.

There’s many things you can trap at compile time. Development culture isn’t one of them.

Map of Developers Hitting Stackoverflow in Real Time

Actually, that’s not the main point of the article, and map is fixed around your location (I assume that not everyone is seeing Europe!). Nice to look at if you like seeing differently coloured random dots appearing on a map.

Three Days To Fix A Bug

Off you go then….

Friday Reads – 13th November 2015 – #10

Supercharging JavaScript performance with asm.js

asm.js enables opportunities for optimizations that can give asm.js JavaScript code near-native performance and predictable behaviour.

The Force of Pliers

Is 5*3 equivalent to 3*3*3*3*3 or 5*5*5? With programming languages and function declaration, this matters.

The Worst Developer Résumé in the World

Does your CV look anything like this?

Null has no type, but Maybe has

In C# a string with a null value is not deemed to be a string type by the type system. Strange indeed.

How we approach continuous delivery

Kicking off a series on how the development team provide continuous delivery

Uptown Funk Server Upgrade Parody

Genuinely not sure what to say about this.

Coder Epitaphs

Two Monitors

Someone (I don’t know who) put a two-monitor Dilbert cartoon on my desk. Here’s a selection of Dilberts relating to this topic.