Friday Reads – 2nd October 2015 – #4

Morning! It’s Friday. This week’s link collection for you:

Favour Outcomes Over Rules

…Or pragmatism over dogmatism.

http://www.daedtech.com/favor-outcomes-over-rules

Cargo Cult Programming

The above article reminded me of the term ‘Cargo Cult Programming.’ Do we question enough when it comes to dogmatic standards and processes?

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/CargocultProgramming.aspx

Bitcoin and beyond: Which banks are investing in the blockchain?

I’ve been long convinced that bitcoin will be an integral part of our economic future. If not then aspects of it certainly will. Not least, the public ledger that is the ‘Blockchain’. Moreover, the chief economist at the Bank of England agrees:

http://www.moneyobserver.com/news/25-09-2015/bitcoin-roundup-bitcoin-could-replace-cash-says-boe-chief-economist

http://www.techworld.com/picture-gallery/e-commerce/bitcoin-beyond-how-banks-are-investing-in-blockchain-technology-3625324/#4

The Myth Of The Software Rewrite

Food for thought for the next time you complain about how broken your code base is:

http://blog.ndepend.com/the-myth-of-the-software-rewrite/

Help Professional Developers Survive

Do you have an environment that nurtures professionalism?

http://www.gilzilberfeld.com/2015/09/help-professional-developers-survive.html

Automated Cars

Basically, the safer the automated car system the more qualified the driver has to be!

http://www.bcs.org/content/conBlogPost/2487

Computer Science According to T-Rex.

http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2883

http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2884

http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2885

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