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Linkdump for March 20th

by Rob Friesel
  • Inappropriate Kissing

    At Joe Stone Graphic Design.

    (tagged: none)
  • At Fogus' blog. He's written a book about functional programming in JavaScript (with a healthy dose of Underscore.js to boot). I've had the unique pleasure of getting to review the manuscript, and let me just say that this is just as much of a treat as The Joy of Clojure. (And, for me, perhaps more so because: JavaScript!) Also: pre-order!
  • Anu Partanen, writing for The Atlantic:

    As for accountability of teachers and administrators, Sahlberg shrugs. "There's no word for accountability in Finnish," he later told an audience at the Teachers College of Columbia University. "Accountability is something that is left when responsibility has been subtracted."

  • Jani Hartikainen (CodeUtopia) doing a side-by-side-by-side comparison of these three popular libraries. In his opinion, none of the three is a clear winner over the others, but he does a good job of illustrating the pros and cons of each.
  • Patrick Wensick, author of "Broken Piano for President", writing at Salon.com:

    In the end, I bought my wife a pretty dress to say thank you for putting up with me and my fiscally idiotic quest to write books. I also did the most rock star thing imaginable for a stay-at-home-dad/recipient-of-a-famous-cease-and-desist: I used the money to send my kid to daycare two days a week so I can have more time to write.

    So to all those friends and family that keep asking me when my book is going to come out or why I'm not spending more hours per night writing or whether I've considered self-publishing: that.

    (tagged: writing publishing )
  • Mikeal Rogers writing at Wired.com:

    But amateurs like solutions they can take for granted: Once a problem is solved, they will rarely go back or re-examine it. And because amateurs will only build on top of the most understandable solutions, it forces developers to create simple solutions that make hard problems easy to understand.

    One of many great points.

    (tagged: Github )

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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