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Monthly Archives: March 2014

review: Data Structures and Algorithms with JavaScript

by Rob Friesel

Mike McMillan’s Data Structures and Algorithms with JavaScript (O’Reilly, 2014) uses JavaScript as a vehicle for introducing a number of fundamental computer science concepts. It reminds me a little bit of Tom Stuart’s Understanding Computation1 — that is, it’s a book about CS topics that targets people without a CS background. One might consider both […]

Linkdump for March 25th

by Rob Friesel

Microservices James Lewis & Martin Fowler: There’s no reason why this same approach [Amazon’s “you built it, you run it”] can’t be taken with monolithic applications, but the smaller granularity of services can make it easier to create the personal relationships between service developers and their users. (tagged: service-oriented architecture SOA ) flexbox in the […]

Linkdump for March 16th

by Rob Friesel

Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem Written by Yiren Lu for; such a great piece. This pull quote doesn't quite summarize it, but it comes close: Since the acquisition, Biswas, who is 32, has fought to retain the spirit of the vanguard, but his struggle reveals an implicit fear — that young engineers might be willing […]

Linkdump for March 5th

by Rob Friesel

Debugging JavaScript in a Hostile Environment E.J. Dyksen, writing at Mutually Human. It's an interesting story of how they handled the debugging for this particular environment (WebBrowser Control in a VB app), even if the solution itself is not especially novel. The one surprise (to me) was that the Angular $log service was not mentioned. […]