Blog Posts this week on DailyDrip
Last week you stopped using tabs because Stack Overflow said you wouldn’t make as much money. Turns out this was not exactly true: correlation does not imply causation. Thanks for the detailed data science analysis by Evelina Gabasova that gave some more insight to the Tabs vs. Spaces data. Evelina found that Open Source contributors make more money than those who don’t contribute to OSS, and that was a significant cause of the disparity as OSS devs prefer spaces over tabs. Additionally, she found that developers who use git make more money at all levels of experience.
DeepMind put together a list of massive Open Source datasets. The first open source database mentioned is Kinetics, ‘A large-scale, high-quality dataset of URL links to approximately 300,000 video clips that covers 400 human action classes.’ Other datasets include DSprites, Collectible Card Game to Code, and Unsupervised Data Generated for GeoQuery and SAIL. Take a look at all of the Datasets.
The GCC Steering Committee has decided to include the D Language in GCC and has appointed a maintainer. The patch must still acquire approval from a global reviewer. However, David Edelson made the announcement on Wednesday that it would happen.
Jose Aguinaga asked the question ‘What if companies interviewed translators the way they interview coders?’ Jose makes up what would be ridiculous questions for a translator that programmers can relate to. The analogy might not be perfect though, as pointed out by Gayle McDowell (Author of Cracking the Coding Interview) in a comment at the end of the article.
GitLab released version 9.3. It’s just a product release announcement, but it’s crazy cool. New features include Code Quality and Multi-Project Pipeline Graphs. Read the full announcement or watch a demo. [Ed. - things like this can make GitHub compete on features other than the color of the navigation bar!]
Maze generation code, inspired by Mazes for Programmers - I’m lost in the readme
How is Ruby Different in Japan? - (1) Japanese (2) embedded > Rails
Some things you should know before using Amazon’s Elasticsearch Service on AWS - it’s logs, it’s logs, they’re long, they’re dense, and you need them (obligatory; By Blammo)
Connect: behind the front-end experience - so happy Stripe’s content marketing needs align with my desire for cool CSS/JS trick posts
Curl Doesn’t Spew Binary Anymore - there goes my need to use
NSA Contributes to OSS - Finally! Some NSA code was released by an organization other than WikiLeaks!
Mozilla Support for headless mode on Windows - Make botnets great again!
Classic Papers: Articles That Have Stood The Test of Time - lots of fun CS papers from 2006
Dive Deeper - Flexbox
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