Week ending 9th June, 2013
The definitive list of popular tweets from software developers
PRISM: Your Gmail, Google, Facebook, Skype data all in one place. The NSA just beat out like 30 startups to this idea.
If you have to *fax* the IT department to make a virtual machine, your cloud may not be working out for you.
If you're upset about NSA wiretaps, write your Congressman. Or anyone, really. It all ends up on the same government server anyway.
I'll just go ahead and admit it: the NSA has had access to all of the open source code on GitHub for years.
You don't compete with incumbents playing by the rules they created. You find a game they can't play.
This one goes out to all the Unix historians out there. http://t.co/vE4fzNyXCT
There’s a way out of the startup madness: build sustainable, slow-growth businesses that charge money to provide real value. Just sayin'
Startups often win because it's easier to see what comes next when you don't have to worry about maintaining what came last.
My 9 year old just asked "What's a browser?" not because she's never used one but because she's never *not* used one. #AndreessenWasRight
Companies get disrupted because it's too painful to change before it's necessary, and too late when it is.
"quirk parity" -- the part of a rewrite where you finally match the irrational behavior of the old system
Can we all agree the most disturbing part of the NSA spying program is this egregiously poor PowerPoint slide? http://t.co/ZFyVGcTGC2
Best 404 EVAR: http://t.co/Gzc8PDsvMx
The NSA: Technical enough to sift through petabytes of data a second. Non-ironic enough to use Comic Sans in a PowerPoint.
My 8-yr-old tried programming for the first time today! She crashed irb by printing "POOOOOOOOOOOP " ninety million times.
“Often, because the real problems are not understood, agile techniques are employed to speed up doing the wrong things.” ~ John Seddon
THANKS OBAMA http://t.co/hTh2YfwXwK actually, wait, thank you Obama
Stack Overflow is looking for a Portuguese-speaking community manager http://t.co/nvTAZXcHcN
Why and how you should build your own Technology Radar @neal4d http://t.co/5i67ENakj2
bliki: translating json/xml data to domain object graphs can be a failure of encapsulation http://t.co/bpdxI2kjNa
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again. -- Andre Gide
Just cancelled my talks at techeds when my wife was escorted out of the building and I was given the "opportunity" to buy her a ticket.
Price of medical procedures in US is out of control: http://t.co/VxZX1brk7v. Paying out-of-pocket for Colt's birth was ~€3500 in Spain.
At least 75% of Agile software development adoptions “fail”, because organisations champion the tools and processes, but not the mindset.
When recruiting, look for mindset, not skills or experience. Mindset is the determinant of effectiveness; experience often a blocker. #NoCV
The less people feel safe at work, the more they inflate estimates & game metrics to establish personal safety. #techsafety
I'm in Europe 10-12 July. A cancellation has freed some of my time. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book it. Please RT.
App Camp For Girls, a non-profit teaching girls how to design and build iOS apps, needs our help with some funding: http://t.co/yDg4YoqwZU
you know you're on the right track when you can use newly minted abstractions to accelerate subsequent development
Creator Of Lisp, John McCarthy, Dead At 84 http://t.co/GXsvnH5lPL via @prismatic | Bugger
The greatest example of "BECAUSE WE COULD." Ever. -> Tetris Printer Algorithm http://t.co/pdi4HesVQI
@secboffin @KevlinHenney "You have a problem. You decide to solve it with configuration. Now you have <%= $problems %> problems!"
Women Rubyists, there is a sponsorship + $500 expenses available to attend @writespeakcode. Apply by 4 June: https://t.co/WitIjYlPpZ
By raising the level of abstraction, you make it easier for things to be correct by inspection." - Bryan Cantrill
Canonical definition of #continuousdelivery by @martinfowler http://t.co/wb0BmStWz2 #devops
I prioritize things after I've completed them. Works out really well. All the best things get done first :)
"Our employees come first, then our customers, then our shareholders. It’s simply common sense." - Richard Branson http://t.co/hZPZKakEHA
“Mgrs of sw dev think ‘the more you start, the more you’ll finish’; They couldn’t be more wrong:the more you start, the less you’ll finish”
Priority is from "prior", as in "comes before". If somebody says, "They're *all* priorities," they don't understand the term.
I'm going to start referring to relational databases as "tuple stores" so they sound all #bigdata and, ironically, #NoSQL
"If you want to shut down an org, the best way is for people to stop working. The 2nd best way is for everyone to just follow the rules."
Are you an employer who's lamented the lack of women devs in the Ruby community available to hire? It's time to help: http://t.co/N6yjrtINty
Forced commitments, feet to the fire, performance evaluations based on planned to actual lead to obfuscation & gaming. #mgmt
So @LinkedIn, now my aunt who I've spoken to once is endorsing me for Agile and Scrum. Your endorsements are a totally sucky feature.
If it stresses you out, it's not your job http://t.co/4Ls5QILesl
Last week to submit a proposal to http://t.co/GDWDmy94Ui. Be brave, the world awaits your voice. +@gogaruco
If the organisation as a whole is doing the wrong things the significance of the methods used is very small. #wrongthingsrighter
"Let the flow manage the processes, and not let management manage the flow" ~ Taiichi Ohno #kanban #values
Code Guide - Interactive Explanations of Example Code. http://t.co/C7v3NirN2L
Any London-ish iOS devs with accessibility experience (essential) looking for contract work? May have a lead for you. Email matt @ my blog.
Ugh. Seeing more and more barely- and faux-Agile stuff getting rebranded as Lean. Why misunderstand just one term when you can ruin two?
"Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home" -- I so want to build an app for this! http://t.co/tlmkKtaEg2
Blog: 'Guiding Software Development with Design Challenges' http://t.co/yQxZPpeUGP
Partial solutions are still good solutions, unless the advice is given with no context. Then they become dangerous "best practices."
RT @ManningBooks Deal of the Day! #Specification by Example. Use code dotd0608tw at http://t.co/BQhmkfHz0d @gojkoadzic
Some teams make the mistake of overselling TDD and doing a Big Bang adoption. Expectations are high, but the learning curve defeats them
Stop obsessing over task sizes and pay attention to interruptions to flow. #pkflow #kanban #agile #scrum #gtd
OMG Dijkstra, how did you get so fabulous?! #nordicruby /cc @jashkenas http://t.co/2ysK7vbcRL
If you're creating a new JVM language and /don't/ outright steal Clojure's persistent structs then you're just crazy insane.
With TDD, I've found it better to build up your confidence in doing it until you no longer feel the need to ask permission
Today #IamBradleyManning because I support the rights of ALL whistleblowers. Drop the Aiding the Enemy charge! RT! http://t.co/CdlMnvMX47
SF! Tonight I’m speaking at a joint meetup for SF Ruby/Women Who Code/PyLadies at Causes. Come say hi! http://t.co/tkomrh8Be9
"You Don’t Need Math Skills To Be A Good Developer But You Do Need Them To Be A Great" http://t.co/5kVmnU9Jn6 - recommended via @Prismatic
Limiting WIP amplifies transparency http://t.co/RDHgjDnSM6 #kanban #balance #transparency #meldstrong
If the NSA invests in security proportionate to actual lives lost, they should be looking *much* more seriously at people falling down wells
A team that isn’t working well doesn’t have a neutral effect--costs ppl & the org. in engagement, quality, $$. http://t.co/THul4uMbHg
The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become. -Goethe #TheoryX #TheoryY
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.”--Upton Sinclair via @flowchainsensei
"Thank you for your puppy, it's very cute" @RealGeneKim on sending code back to Dev until it's ready #rallyon13 http://t.co/2ZwIc5e4GJ
I'm only accepting 5 more people into my new online #TDD training course. Who's in? http://t.co/e0IG7ngBdc
On a software team--unlike a ski team-- the results aren’t additive, they’re integrative, generative, and collective. #mgmt #agile
At #xp2013 @HendrikEsser tells us about 2 impossible things: predicting what customer wants & predicting how long Dev will take
there are two reasons to limit WIP.1) avoid you being overwhelmed, 2) avoid you overwhelming the next person in the workflow #BSCADC
@stevenharman @subdigital @coreyhaines also, as I sometimes always say, inheritance is the human centipede of software development.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ―Mahatma Gandhi
Good to hear an aim of #XP2014 is to bring research & practitioners closer. How about #OpenAccess to research papers presented at conf?
I feel very sad anytime I see folks’ egos prevent them from making meaningful, human connections with others.
This just happened: @EylerWerve is joining the instructor team at @devbootcamp in Chicago. #awesomesauce
I like how some people _get_ collaboration: http://t.co/T8riEAwddR /via @gojkoadzic
Most beautiful today: BA went over to a programmer and asked "Can I help you finish that task?" 1st time. #agile #teamwork
“The purpose of kanban is to eliminate the kanban” http://t.co/HoXXp7NfPc
“To achieve sustainable gains, mgrs need to understand how their focus on utilization, budgets, and due dates is central to the problems.”
Giving my 2nd Generation Lean Product Development Course in San Diego 16-17 July. http://t.co/gGHLSqLxgh Use discount code DR13 saves $100.
Dear US: I’m Coming to America, to do some training. The time windows is until dec 2nd this year. Interested? http://t.co/GshCATIwAz
“As Deming observed: there’s lots of rework at the end of the line, often costing more than the original [software development work].“
I fear my children becoming programmers one day, and start to ask questions, and discover my dark past—coding with COM and CORBA.
New MEAP! #Backbone.js in Action http://t.co/tV049eOPl3 will be the Deal of the Day on June 10 @manningbooks @wookiehangover
#ChurchOfNoEstimates http://t.co/fW7UfD8rHN #peoplescrum #NoFear | +1 Still have the T-shirts :)
Seven things about C programming I’m glad I learned early in my career. http://t.co/W3SAo2n8iD
Blogged: Death to sleeps! http://t.co/vEYWJGrZMD
MT @johnrobb: A hundred years ago, the biggest cities on earth got all of their food from within seven miles. http://t.co/WP18FpYRhC
Have you pledged support for Rails Girls Summer of Code? You should. Every little bit helps: http://t.co/lr6OawirUv
Software is not Epic http://t.co/LP6XlWhnCd #archive
An evening with @mfeathers & @chadfowler #GOTONight a unique opportunity on June 17th so don't miss out sign up now http://t.co/GebTdIoOos
Comments, illustrated. http://t.co/9HimXO2N1Q @AvoidComments
Published... Move Your Desk http://t.co/zMZr6hcJ3j
“@jessicarbh: Just had to share http://t.co/CQMJaMHxuq” [ literally LOL. wife thinks i'm crazy now. er, still. ]
there's still a chance to register for our pair programming workshop in Eindhoven, June 21 - http://t.co/1vhek0f7vd #qwan
College in Sweden is free but students still have a ton of debt. How can that be? http://t.co/JmOx0TNYkk via @qz
What People Are Asking About Scrum - questions from a coaching clinic by rwbrown http://t.co/ks9ry7B2gI
My webinar "Fail Fast, Fail Safe" is now available: https://t.co/xth9gIUX4r - thanks @arrowsgrouprec for organizing it!
Managing Risk With Estimates http://t.co/NF88QCcFW5
How contracts are just a little bit broken... http://t.co/uLBskA4HCu article on InfoQ - send me your thoughts
There have been 3 winners so far in the competition I posed at the end of Episode 19 Part 1, http://t.co/Ppz1SXP8Ta.
Why Agile Isn't Working: Bringing Common Sense to Agile Principles http://t.co/OtAj7ooZwx via @prismatic | Dear me.
@WoodyZuill: I'm sharing #MobProgramming and #NoEstimates at #bscadc 2013 this week! http://t.co/1NwZoc0zGA
@diaryofscrum If you didn't catch it before, here is my @medium essay on "How to Write a (Real) Book" http://t.co/9ZvPcTtQoH
Just about to start my webinar, "Fail Fast, Fail Safe" - come and join me live, here! https://t.co/xth9gIUX4r
Slides of last night's presentation: The code report - visualizing your projects health http://t.co/r2KWgLYB3D
For my international friends :) RT @codepo8: What's different in Canada http://t.co/ZBbkYXyPDN
Spoilt for choice with free @GOTONights in Berlin line up includes @chadfowler @mfeathers @ewolff @springrod @boicy http://t.co/b2lYYNxojS
Agile Open SoCal 2013 Sept 11, 12, 13 at UC Irvine - Super Early Bird Registration is open http://t.co/F85ED8EGzl #AOSC
ALE Hangout with @duarte_vasco about #NoEstimates now at http://t.co/xu8g80p7SF #xALEc
#RallyON13 in the empathy session by @fishfade & @agilenvironment. I never tire of the MRI story dorm the d.school. http://t.co/EW2vE3G500
#RallyON13 so proud I was one of original coaches defining scaled agile release trains at BMC. Facilitation baby! http://t.co/EW2vE3G500
#RallyON13 tent is on fire with energy. And it's hot! If you come to my session in the HUB, we have A/C :) http://t.co/EW2vE3G500
Sign-up for #xtc today - http://t.co/71XzSTtL1p @sleepyfox @sf105 @duncanmcg are going to be there (and @gasproni isn't)
Folks at #nordicruby, please don't forget to add your pics, notes, sketch-notes, slides, &c. to http://t.co/lqkLkNl7AR
And now for something completely different: "The Accidental Pornographer" my new rant on @medium http://t.co/GjaXQ0Djwo
You know how you keep saying that you want to come to the prison code retreat sometime? How about this one? http://t.co/PCW5iuF32u
Diagnosis Disorder http://t.co/eGGfSz2s3v | Not just about ADHD
The Blamer http://t.co/ss0cQX5WDm
From the archive: "The Agile Path to Quality" http://t.co/wPymLWVkM7
Join us for the #Agile conference of the year! #Agile2013 http://t.co/ubgiTUN9Xr
Yo #agile peeps, Have you seen the Capers Jones interview on InfoQ? http://t.co/q78Bc2MMnL - What did you think?
Sobering demonstration of how differently witnesses respond to an apparant crime depending on who the perpetrator is http://t.co/xWRMmbVdWS
"Far-Right Extremists Chased Through London by Women Dressed as Badgers" http://t.co/6PWrLN4tIf #there'll_always_be_an_England
#RallyOn13 RT @ChristopherAver: Rally transformation coaches telling stories. Loved this Deming quote from @ErWilleke http://t.co/aPmqrGJnnd
or, if you are doing agile & want to know how to do release planning, watch "Release planning in 7 minutes" http://t.co/1BBxVVAFYw
If you've a siloed org & R about 2 start doing scrum, take 4 min 2look at this to see what you _need_ to consider 1st http://t.co/eorTNGuPyf
An idea for startups and VCs: build me a system that makes a 3D reconstruction of a scene taken from multiple videos http://t.co/MIdMPEnP0p
blogged: Coming to America (to do training) http://t.co/Nh59aNjJrs
3 things a pilot has no use for: runway behind him, altitude above him, and a tenth of a second ago. http://t.co/OweScExHAk Three thi...
“Millions of debit and credit card holders are at risk of having their personal data mined by thieves #security http://t.co/WHZePBoQMQ” #fb
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literally every Stack Overflow thread ever: http://t.co/CX2WEpcNXl
The idea that #git can be used offline is an illusion - you still need connectivity for googling which arguments to pass to what command.
On this day in 1954, Alan Turing took his own life. A letter he wrote shortly before being chemically castrated: http://t.co/o9v6ewXPLo
I don't understand why the government doesn't just offer a premium tier of citizenship with no monitoring.
Twitter actually did offer to give NSA all of its info. NSA just couldn't figure out how to comply with the API guidelines.
Must be so nice to be in the government- you get caught doing bad things & just yell "TERRORISTS" until it goes away https://t.co/SZdguzNuEQ
You know, the NSA could give something back by telling me which phone/data plan best suits my usage patterns.
BREAKING: Top secret court order shows NSA is collecting info on all US Verizon phone calls https://t.co/FuIFpy0oxp
No near term plans to IPO @SpaceX. Only possible in very long term when Mars Colonial Transporter is flying regularly.
Way past time that the Surveillance State sees the sun. Sun is really good for you. Enjoy it. Absorb the rays.
Dude, that 9-year old is PSYCHED for the Microsoft 2012 Investor Relations report http://t.co/e0A0nHPs3A
Those that would sacrifice essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card
My teen thought it'd be funny to unfriend me on Facebook. I laughed and laughed and changed the wi-fi password. Good times!
The National Security Agency is spying on millions. Join @EFF in stopping them: https://t.co/O6d7oFxipZ #NSA
Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!
Starbucks is banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It's tricky since every Starbucks is 25 feet from another Starbucks. #fallonmono
Germany number 7 - Schweinsteiger Portugal number 7 - Cristiano Ronaldo France number 7 - Franck Ribery England number 7 - Phil Jones
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Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to diss a Brie. I cheddar the world and the feta cheese, everybody's looking for Stilton.
Since we now know that the NSA is reading our twits, i suggest we employ vowel omission encryption. (Th*y'll n.v.r g^^ss wh&t w*r* typ?ng.)
This deserves endless retweets... http://t.co/cX4WtVsc45
In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous? http://t.co/KONSBtTWjc
A Duck Knight http://t.co/cStn7QnFhU
If Earth’s entire history was viewed as a 24 hour period, humans would only represent 1 minute and 17 seconds.
No terrorist attacks = "See? All these powers we've claimed are keeping you safe." New terrorist attack = "This is why we need more powers."
BREAKING: NSA is collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily, a secret order reveals http://t.co/H2X58GaxfC
literally every Stack Overflow thread ever: http://t.co/CX2WEpcNXl