Past Week's Favorites

from August 13, 2014 to August 20, 2014

  1. How to Be Polite

    The Good Boy, 1837.Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is sort of the point. I don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need a haircut. No soul would associate me with…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 2

  2. In Ferguson, a sense of being left behind

    The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African American men out of sight and out of mind. When they suddenly take center stage,…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  3. Rails Misapprehensions: Replace Helpers With View Models!

    Is it just the crude title or is it true…? What makes Helpers Are Shit my most popular post ever? I felt like I have to write a follow-up now that Cells view models are replacing more and more…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  4. On Generalization

    I grew up writing a lot of code. I programmed games and web apps and editors and all kinds of stuff. And often I would come to a point where I would see a pattern, and I would realize that…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  5. Ship You a Haskell

    A few weeks ago, we quietly shipped a new feature here on the Giant Robots blog: comments. If you hover over a paragraph or code block, a small icon should appear to the right, allowing you to…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  6. View of #Ferguson Thrust Michael Brown Shooting to National Attention

    Ferguson, Missouri, was just a place — a working-class suburb of St. Louis — before an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by the police, before protests and…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  7. The end of neighbours

    Photo illustration by Levi Nicholson It’s a new day in the neighbourhood all across the Western world. More than 30 per cent of Canadians now say they feel disconnected from their neighbours,…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  8. Everyone I know is brokenhearted.

    All the genuinely smart, talented, funny people I know seem to be miserable these days. You feel it on Twitter more than Facebook, because Facebook is where you go to do your performance art where…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  9. Taking the test trash out with DatabaseCleaner and RSpec

    So you’ve built an awesome new application; created a bunch of zoom zoom zoom features accompanied with a safety net of tests to support it all – life is good! You decide to give your…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

  10. Microservices – the blind leading the blind

    [Update 14/08/2014: If you're wondering what ever became of Tyk the ESB, it eventually got rebuilt in Golang as an API Gateway and released into the wilds yesterday.] This is a reflection on our…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

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