Happy hacking: software development links
Where did the freedom-loving volunteers go? Selena Deckelmann on Europe’s open source advantage.
Joseph Reagle: The
Feedback of “Tiger” Moms and Women in
Female participation is much higher
in cultures where computing is seen as a good career
path and a skill to be learned...rather than a
masculine or personality-driven type activity.
Just relax and use Go? Go
The contract Go offers is
simple, you do things our way and the rewards will
be great. You use the prescribed directory structure,
you get collaboration and a build system for free. You
name simple go programs that have _test appended
to the filename, you get unit test and performance
analysis for free. You use comments in a certain
way, you get documentation for free. No more arcane
makefiles and crappy scripting languages.
Retrocomputing fun: Before There Were QR Codes: Cauzin Softstrips.
From the alt.fan.heroku department: Do a "git push" to deploy an application to Windows Azure: Announcing: Great Improvements to Windows Azure Web Sites.
Mozilla Persona released. This helps to deal with a key Internet security problem. What are people bad at? Remembering strings of characters. What does the security of many sites depend on? Making people remember strings of characters.
Making the rounds: Clay Shirky on How the Internet will/could (one day) transform government (via Giles Bowkett)