Blog / Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 11th January 2016

January 15, 2016

Language bashing is detrimental to us all - Patrick V

http://blog.aurynn.com/86/contempt-culture

As someone who has worked in many different languages I’ve never really understood the need to bash another language. It is the tool that is currently being used. Get over it. This article highlights how this common attitude can have significant negative effects on people entering the software industry. And it asks everyone to stop doing it.

Communicating Intent through Git - Anson K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMOAcaA33Dk - By Josh Freeman at RubyConf 2015

Git is a distributed version control system for our source code. It provides the technical mechanism to answer the who, what, when, and where of every decision made. However, Git never requires us to answer why.

Software is the result of thousands of decisions. Add this feature; clarify this method; change this behavior. Every team should be able to know why a decision was made.

Creating software is a journey—let Git be your travel journal.

Track of the Week - Jolie L

“I re-invented my image so many times that I’m in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.” David Bowie

Call him crazy or genius or both, this week I’m celebrating his life with his constant sound and personality changes!

“Changes” by David Bowie