Hello everyone! It’s 10th release of #GeekListener digest. You probably noticed that last week there wasn’t any #GeekListener activity. That’s because New Year and Christmas holidays. But for the 2 weeks period I collected a lot of interesting tweets for you!
So let’s start the first overview of geeks tweets in this year!
Evgeny Morozov opens the current digest with Machine Learning!
Yes, Google has indexed lots of data. But it needs YOU to search for X to actually learn it has materials on X. We're teaching it. For free.
— Evgeny Morozov (@evgenymorozov) January 3, 2016
It’s true, you teach the Google search engine to look at X and in its turn it studies brilliantly! The only proof of this is Google Ads in your browser.
Devoxx advertises an microservices architecture!
— Mark Reinhold (@mreinhold) January 1, 2016
Otherwise how you can explain the souvenir puzzle? Each of its parts plays a particular role in a general picture.
Good news for the conferences speakers.
Dear commercial conference organisers, its long past time to expect speakers provide their time for free. pic.twitter.com/XVwYoXVM80
— BrianHonan (@BrianHonan) January 5, 2016
Personally I like this approach. Conferences budgets are solid enough for pleasant financial bonuses for speakers.
Mickzo – I’m not afraid (C)
I failed my Java Practical Exam 3 times…I never stopped trying until i got i that 60% pass mark. #ItsNotTheEndOfTheWorld
— .::Mickzo::. (@Mickzo) January 6, 2016
Come on! You’d better to start coding some shitty apps than wasting time on exams which don’t teach you anything except passing exams.
Frank van Wijk is a jedi master of this digest!
#NoteToSelf Writing code: 1hrs Fixing bugs: 4hrs Writing code: 1hrs Writing tests: 1hrs Fixing bugs: 5min
— Frank van Wijk (@fevanwijk) January 8, 2016
As you may guess, TDD still rocks! So learn test driven development, until it’s not too late!
Continuing a testing topic…
99% of the unit tests passed https://t.co/XkFirkotkw
— SecuriTay (@SwiftOnSecurity) January 9, 2016
Remember that unit tests don’t guarantee you a well working functionality, but they help to avoid stupid bugs.
Sarah Mei has invented the entropy in testing.
A test suite written for documentation has many small tests that are easy to figure out, instead of long complex ones that test many things.
— Sarah Mei (@sarahmei) January 9, 2016
Huge test suits break apart on many small tests. It’s so exciting!
The old reliable Maven is better than the weird new Gradle…
Maven maven maven, you're much better than gradle, maven maven maven, at least I know how to read you #codeandglobes
— Camille Fournier (@skamille) January 11, 2016
At least XML is more clear than a Groovy-like code.
Madness and courage!
Q: How many java processes can one start on a Macbook at the same time? A: Less than I tried.
— Malte Ubl (@cramforce) January 12, 2016
Good news from Meike Mertsch
The day started with good news. I figured out a piece of scala code that wouldn't work yesterday. And I used an idea that I had from java 😂
— Meike Mertsch (@MeikeMertsch) January 12, 2016
Nobody can argue a fact, that all our knowledges are useful, but nobody knows when they become really useful.
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