June 2019 Blog Posts (4)

Wikipedia ::: Swampcast podcast features Brion Vibber, Wikipedia CTO

Here’s a blast from the past. Wikipedia CTO Brion Vibber walks us through the beginnings of Wikipedia. Enjoy! Click here to hear the…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 27, 2019 at 1:29am — No Comments

Pandora::: Swampcast features Pandora CTO Tom Conrad



Here’s one of the most talented CTO’s around to explain the inner workings of Pandora. Click here to…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 26, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

OSCON Free Expo Pass!

‪We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15–18. Want to join in but can't be there for the entire event? Grab a free Expo Plus pass using code EXPOPASS- but hurry, only a limited number of passes are available. https://oreil.ly/2FojuKe

Added by Michael Levin on June 21, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Some thoughts on licensing from Google's Chris DiBona

Chris DiBona is the director of open source at Google, and he's been taking a big part in the open source and Free software ecosystem for a very long time--not least in his role with Google's Summer of Code. He recently posted on Twitter what he calls "a little rant" about software licensing -- well worth reading the whole (short!) thing. 

Upshot: Be cautious and humble in…

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Added by Timothy Lord on June 2, 2019 at 7:10pm — No Comments

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Presentation: Becoming Agile vs Doing Agile

Rashina Hoda explains the key dimensions that need to transition during Agile transformations, highlighting what can be done to progress beyond simply doing Agile.

By Rashina Hoda

Presentation: Big Data's Ethical Drought: The Thirst for More Data Has Led to a Lapse in Ethics and Privacy

Katharine Jarmul provides examples of data (mis)use and asking how we can work with data without violating the trust and privacy of users, producing an ethical product?

By Katharine Jarmul

The Ethical Role Testers Can Have

Testers should step up outside of only doing quality level verification and be the ambassadors of ethical change, said Michal Buczko at TestCon Europe 2019. Ethics and integrity are becoming more and more important. Ensuring that employees understand appropriate ways to address daily ethical issues can have a major impact on your project outcome and your relationship with customers.

By Ben Linders

Article: A First Look at Java Inline Classes

Java currently supports only two types of value: primitives and object references. Project Valhalla extends this by introducing inline classes which are a new form of type that exhibit some behaviors of both. These new types open the door to better alignment with modern CPUs and considerable potential performance improvements for Java applications.

By Ben Evans

Presentation: Rust's Journey to Async/await

Steve Klabnik gives an overview of Rust’s history, diving into the technical details of how the design has changed, and talks about the difficulties of adding a major new feature to a programming language.

By Steve Klabnik

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