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Links You Don't Want To Miss (Apr. 26)

Signs that you’re a good programmer
You’ve probably read “signs that you’re a bad programmer.” Well, this article addresses the flip-side of that particular coin.

MacBook Pro Declared ‘best-performing’ Windows Laptop

According to Soluto the MacBook Pro 13” from mid-2012 topped the list of ten highest performing laptops for running Windows.  At number 6?  The MacBook Pro 15” Retina.

The Obvious Architecture

This github project comes recommended from Bob Martin.  It’s a ‘clean architecture’ framework for building software easily using TDD.

How Rust 0.6 Approaches Safety

At lwn.net, Neil Brown takes a close look at Rust’s emphasis on safety:

There are two general ways that a language design can help increase safety: it can make it easier to write good code and it can make it harder to write bad code. The former approach has seen much success over the years as structured programming, richer type systems, and improved encapsulation have made it easier for a programmer to express their goals using high-level concepts. The latter approach has not met with quite such wide success, largely because it requires removing functionality that easily leads to bad code.

Please Stop Empathizing Now

David Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, discusses the point where empathy becomes insulting on 37signals Signal vs. Noise blog.


NEW RELEASES

Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail” Released
Ready for a rip-roaring recent release of Ubuntu? You’re in luck! Read the release notes to realize that the new version is really fast and social-ready.

HUMOR

This is what a 14-year-old McDonald’s hamburger looks like

This “experiment” studying the effects of preservatives in fast-food involved forgetting about a hamburger in someone’s coat for 14 years. What does a 14-year-old fast food hamburger look like? Well, very suspiciously like a “fresh” one.



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