Tags: web-review, web, smartphone, security, refactoring, tech, complexity, social-media, microsoft, multithreading, burnout, performance, low-tech, book, management, history, dotnet, programming, software, optimization, culture, architecture, cloud, benchmarking, fediverse, java, vendor-lockin, ecology, team, framework, c++, etymology
Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-46. With all the turmoil in the social media space, this looks a bit like a special edition on this topic (more links to articles related to that than usual).
Tags: tech, microsoft, cloud, vendor-lockin
More anti-trust pressure coming toward Microsoft. Let’s see how it goes.
Tags: tech, security
Shady practices clearly… don’t commit secrets in repositories. There are even tools to check this doesn’t happen.
Tags: tech, smartphone, history, culture
Interesting look at the perception of cellphones before they even existed.
Tags: tech, social-media
Interesting point of view, also lays out nicely how social networks degenerated into social media. I appreciate this kind of perspective.
Tags: tech, fediverse, social-media, ecology
Good thinking about the recent Mastodon users increase. Highlights fairly well why it’s desirable, why it’s a better social media platform but also the challenges ahead… including resources consumption.
Tags: tech, fediverse, social-media
Success is a two sided coin. Clearly this mass exodus of Twitter users will overwhelm existing Mastodon users and a few instance administrators. It’s understandable that is can be perceived as some kind of assault from people not used to the customs. How will the preexisting culture hold? The Pandora box is now opened we shall see.
Tags: tech, architecture, fediverse, performance, social-media
There are indeed a few architectural problems with the Fediverse as it is. Can this be solved? Hopefully yes.
Tags: tech, benchmarking, web, framework, microsoft, dotnet
Don’t believe too good to be true marketing claims by vendors. Clearly something went wrong there and the benchmark has been gamed.
Tags: tech, programming, refactoring, c++
This is a clever and important use of =delete which I sometimes miss in other languages.
Tags: tech, programming, multithreading, java
Illustrated with Java, still this highlight fairly well the caveats of mutable collections in multithreaded code.
Tags: tech, performance, optimization
Interesting take about how performance optimizations can sometimes leverage even more performance gains than you would expect.
Tags: tech, software, complexity
A simplified mental model of complexity in software projects. It’s not completely accurate but is valuable in the way it is easy to reason about it and probably use it for decision making.
Tags: tech, management, team, burnout
Interesting take of the cognitive overload in bigger teams which end up with more responsibilities. Indeed splitting the teams and the responsibilities can then be a way out.
Tags: tech, programming, history, etymology
I love this kind of explorations. Where does the term boilerplate code come? Let’s find out.
Tags: book, low-tech
The limits of digital books, this won’t get me off the paper books addiction I got.
Bye for now!