Blog / Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 30th August 2016

September 2, 2016

What are Story Points? - Matt T

https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/blog/what-are-story-points

Story points aren’t just about measuring complexity. Mike Cohn’s latest blog post is a really useful concise summary of how to use them and what they mean.

I don’t know what I expecting but… - Leon O-K

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/30/12706316/spike-jonze-perfume-ad-watch-this

… I just wasn’t expecting that!

This program can mimic your handwriting with shocking accuracy — what could go wrong? - Jon P

http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/handwriting-algorithm-privacy-security/

UCL researchers have created a tool for mimicking the handwriting of anyone they choose, just using a small sample. The work behind this is interesting, as well as the security ramifications that now needs considering for the already antiquated signature.

Examining The Internals Of The Rails Request/Response Cycle - Charlie E

http://www.rubypigeon.com/posts/examining-internals-of-rails-request-response-cycle/

A detailed end-to-end explanation of Rails request handling. Helped me understand some of the ‘Rails magic’.

Our CTO thinks there’s a little too much focus on the internal class names which can change but it’s useful for understanding how a request flows through the Rails application and how Rails relies on Rack for a lot of that functionality.

Linux is 25. Yay! Let’s celebrate with 25 stunning facts about Linux - Chris H

https://medium.freecodecamp.com/linux-is-25-yay-lets-celebrate-with-25-rad-facts-about-linux-c8d8ac30076d

Some interesting and fun facts about Linux, the kernel is the most active open source project on earth accepting on average 185 patches a day having taken about 41,000 man hours to build. Not bad considering it was “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu”.

Track of the Week - Paula S

(emergency beats under the absence of the chosen one) On my way back home after the last week drinks on Friday I’ve bumped into a spontaneous party at Broadway Market corner. They’ve played this song on a loop what let me to develop a stuck song syndrome and now you’ve got a chance to welcome that condition too. Nannannanananana…

'Free from desire’, Gala