Items tagged programming

The beauty of finished software

Tags: programming, ethics

We have used too many levels of abstractions and now the future looks bleak

A big percentage of so-called experts today only know how to configure tools, but they understand nothing about how things work at the deeper level. This is a real challenge and a big problem for the future.

Tags: programming, ethics

I Will Fucking Haymaker You If You Mention Agile Again

Tags: programming, work

Rust-based malware used to hack both Windows and Linux servers

Tags: programming, security

Just normal web things.

Tags: web, programming

Fast machines, slow machines

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Developers are lazy, thus Flatpak

Tags: programming, attitudes

To grow an open source project, give up control

Tags: programming, ethics

A love letter to make

Tags: cool, programming

My least favorite question in all of tech recruiting

Are you a top, a bottom, or a switcher?

Tags: programming, attitudes

One decade later, GNOME still sucks

Tags: programming, attitudes

Modern Health, frameworks, performance, and harm

Tags: health, programming, ethics

I am not a supplier

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Why Twitter Didn’t Go Down: From a Real Twitter SRE

Corrolary: when it does go down, it will go down hard.

Tags: social media, programming

Programmers really, really need to get that the #1 feature any app needs is to get the job done, period. All else is a detail. If it fails at its most basic task, nothing else matters. Not features, not bling. Want to add a bonus feature I would appreciate? Make your app extra stable. No crashes, no data loss. Most other things are just bloat.

Tags: programming, updates

Undefined Isn’t Unpredictable

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New Site

How not to build a site; or How I intended to build a simple one-page site and accidentally a static site with blogging and a gallery.

Tags: web, design, programming

How ironic that now I know exactly how to make a good blogging-oriented SSG but don't need one anymore. Oh well, the time will come again.

Tags: internet, programming, updates

Give Up GitHub

Tags: programming, business

How censoring China’s open-source coders might backfire

Many suspect the Chinese state has forced Gitee, the Chinese competitor to GitHub, to censor open-source code in a move developers worry could obstruct innovation.

In all honesty, we should also be worried about MS owning GitHub, and not enough people are.

Tags: china, programming, free speech

What is it with programmers and their tools? You don't hear carpenters pontificating over the art of the drill, or learning hammer-fu.

Tags: programming, updates

GitHub suspending Russian accounts deleted project history and pull requests

Tags: programming, free speech

Horrible edge cases to consider when dealing with music

Tags: music, programming

Open source developers, who work for free, are discovering they have power

Tags: programming, work

Funding isn't the problem with open source

Tags: programming, security, business

No Easter Eggs In Curl

Tags: programming, security

It seems to me the makers of Wayland want all the clout of becoming the new X11, only without putting in any of the work.

Tags: programming, updates

Privacy Myth 1 - We Are Not Collecting Personal Data

Tags: programming, privacy

Free Software NOT as in `free speech,` NOR as in `free beer`

Tags: programming, politics

My tiny side project has had more impact than my decade in the software industry

Tags: programming, work

Why I no longer trust Github

Tags: internet, programming, business

Why I recommend CGI instead of web frameworks

Tags: web, programming

Building Flounder

Tags: web, programming

Flutter Web: A Fractal of Bad Design

Tags: web, programming, ethics

Jira Is A Microcosm Of What’s Broken In Software Development

Tags: programming, business

Programmer Power

Yep, like I wrote the previous year, the software freedom movement is made up of libertarians. Explains a lot, really.

Tags: programming, politics

Why I'm still using jQuery in 2019

Tags: web, programming

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points

Tags: web, programming, ethics

Rotary: A Retro Web Input for Phone Numbers

Tags: cool, web, programming

Open Source Is Old School, Says The GitHub Generation

Tags: programming, law

CSS3 Pong: I****e things to do with CSS #17

Tags: cool, web, games, programming

MPEG1 Video Decoder in JavaScript

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Programmer Interrupted

Tags: programming, work

Star Wars 3D Scrolling Text in CSS3

Tags: cool, web, programming