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“Actually it’s more work to turn a table into a chair, than it is to just make a damn chair.”
“The best computer science is the kind where the theory is inspired by some practical problem, you develop a better theoretical understanding of what you want to do, and that feeds back into better practice.”
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/vint_edited.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadVint Cerf is Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. This episode is republished from The Quoracast. Questions: What will the world look like in 5 years? What are the biggest problems associated with rapid spread and development of the Internet? Does blockchain technology present any solutions to these problems Why are cats so
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/digital_ocean_edited.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download “It’s a classic case where you have to be contrarian. It seems like the worst idea in the world to start a cloud hosting business. We didn’t know any better.” Moisey Uretsky is the cofounder of Digital Ocean, a leading cloud hosting provider based in New York. “It’s the usual immigrant story. My parents moved to America when we were four or five.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Triplebyte_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Humans are the most complicated thing out there – judging human skill is extremely hard, there’s all kinds of ways that people can be good.” Triplebyte is a technical hiring platform that vets engineers using a comprehensive evaluation platform and connects them to companies that are interesting in hiring them. Triplebyte was part of the Y Combinator summer class of 2015. Ammon Bartram
“Systems are giving up correctness for latency, and I’m arguing that stream processing systems have to be designed to allow the user to pick the tradeoffs that the application needs.”
“You’ve listened to podcasts where you gotta fast forward 8-9 minutes in before the actual meat happens.”
“If you can make a system that can survive this random failure testing, then you will more or likely survive whatever other chaotic conditions exist.”
“Software is this really unique field that is growing so rapidly that people are almost forced to specialize into one subdomain – and that kind of stratification is good for your job and for your employers, but it’s not necessarily good for you as an individual trying to grow in the field of software.”
“Changing anything changes everything.”
Technical debt, referring to the compounding cost of changes to software architecture, can be especially challenging in machine learning systems.
“The cloud as an environment – I had thought it was a purely utilitarian kind of thing. What I realized is that it’s a fascinating centralized repository of computation.”
Wolfram Research makes computing software powered by the Wolfram language, a knowledge-based programming language that draws from symbolic and functional programming paradigms.
“Mutable state is the root of all evil.”
Erlang is a functional, concurrent programming language that was originally designed within Ericsson in the 1980’s. It was built to support distributed, fault-tolerant, non-stop applications suitable for telecommunications infrastructure.
“Free Code Camp is my effort to correct the extremely inefficient and circuitous way I learned to code. I’m committing my career and the rest of my life towards making this process as efficient and painless as possible.”
“If I was trying to learn coding on my own, to the level that App Academy was able to teach me, it definitely would have taken me significantly longer.”
“The official motto that we have in our help manual is ‘Losing is fun!’ ”
Dwarf Fortress is a construction and management simulation computer game set in a procedurally generated fantasy world in which the player indirectly controls a group of dwarves, and attempts to construct a successful underground fortress.
“Creativity never comes to you – she will only meet you halfway.”
Derek Sivers is a programmer, musician, and writer. He has created several companies and products, including CD Baby, which became the largest seller of independent music online.
“There are a lot more people who have the problem that Hadoop solves than there are people using Hadoop.”
Pachyderm is a containerized data analytics platform that seeks to replace Hadoop.
“If you focus on improving the developer experience, it will naturally translate into good documentation.”
ReadMe is simplifying the process of writing documentation. The platform provides a readymade developer hub with the ability to integrate API endpoints into documentation.
What is it like to be a young software engineer in Nigeria?
Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime have a deep understanding of the startup tactics that have led to so many successful companies in the Web 2.0 boom.
Their favorite podcast is a16z. Their role models include Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. They recently worked on a machine learning compression project, inspired by the show Silicon Valley.
Functional languages encourage practices and patterns that can simplify concurrent programming. Scala, Clojure, and Akka are functional tools built on the Java Virtual Machine.
Jessica Kerr is a functional developer on the JVM. She currently works at Monsanto. At QCon San Francisco, she will be giving a talk called Contracts in Clojure: Settling Types vs. Tests.