- Storage Layout of Polymorphic Objects: If you can't be bothered to read the whole of Lippman, this is a good summary for dummies.
- How We Converted the Apache Qpid C++ Build to CMake: Always good to listen to other people's experiences around CMake.
- Facebook NYC Tech Talk - Jordan DeLong "Using CXX : : Types ;":
Interesting take on
constexprand types in general in C++. Best to have the slides handy.
- Collaboration Summit 2013 - LLVMLinux: The Linux Kernel with Dragon Wings: latest on compiling the kernel using clang. TL;DR is we're almost there.
- Google Reader alternative for Emacs Ninjas: So the Mayans were almost right, the world is going to end in 2013, the year when Google reader will be decommissioned. Everyone is looking for ways of averting the catastrophe - I've even voted in one or two petitions. This guy proposes using Emacs. Hey, might give it a go, doing everything else on Emacs so why not?
- Rootless Root: The Unix Koans of Master Foo: Missed this one from ESR somehow. Very jargon'esque, old school koans from the lisp days.
Other Programming Topics
- Scaling Memcache at Facebook: high-level but still very interesting.
- Inside the Hacker Mind: John Wilkes on Google Omega: Some of the crazy stuff the google guys are working on. Wasn't familiar with Wilkes but seems like an interesting guy.
- Jeff Bezos Revealed: Documentary on Bezos, from bloomy.
- The Real Reason No One's Buying PCs Anymore: They've Gotten Too Good: Everyone and their dog was amazed at Microsoft's numbers for Windows 8 and for the PC industry in general. This is one take on the decline. Personally I think phones and tablets did it, but what do I know.
- The Creator: Article on the mine-craft guy. Really interesting.
- Why Vinetrade Failed: Autopsy of a failed start-up.
- Behavioral Finance Explains Bubbles: Pretty much everyone is convinced that regular economics has failed; its good to see that more attention is being paid to interesting offshoots such as behavioural economics. These guys start with how people actually behave rather than how they ought to behave, so their models have a fighting chance.
- Crushing national debts, economic revolutions, and extraordinary popular delusions: Everyone has been on top of Rogoff and their excel error (which reminds me, you could do worse than listening to NPR's planet money take on it: Episode 452: How Much Should We Trust Economics?). Andrew Odlyzko looks at the problem from another angle, namely how Britain looked like around the industrial revolution. I always struggle with these historical extrapolations but he does make an interesting case.
- The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency: Everyone has written an article or two on Bitcoin of late. This is yet another one, with an intro and an explanation on why it will never catch on. Some interesting points, despite shortsightedness.
- Take Shelter: In this crazy world of ours, this guy is increasingly starting to make sense. Reminds me of that famous scene in the Network.
- What the Tech Industry Has Learned from Linus Torvalds: Jim Zemlin at TEDx: Funny take on what Linus has achieved and how.
Date: 2013-04-27 18:49:27 BST
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