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TDD is dead. Long live testing. (DHH)

Test-first fundamentalism is like abstinence-only sex ed: An unrealistic, ineffective morality campaign for self-loathing and shaming.<p>It didn't start …

Confessions of a Full Stack DevOp

Full stack devops? It's not a thing, but it's heart is in the right place. How I learned to stop worrying and love the devops.

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

A unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in life.<p><b>Yeah that’s right; you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out.</b><p>I’m looking you in …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

Flash is dead, long live OpenFL!

I've been a stalwart Flash developer for 15 years, so nothing bothers me more than greatly exaggerated reports of Flash's premature demise. Even …

Chartkick - Create beautiful JavaScript charts with one line of Ruby

Create beautiful JavaScript charts with one line of Ruby<p>To create charts and dashboards with only SQL, check out Blazer<p>Line chart<p>Loading...<p>Install …

How You Can Get Retweeted 50 Times To 130k+ People - Even If You Have No Following And Don't Know Jack - Christoph Engelhardt

Wow. This week has been amazing for a whole lot of people at the MicroConf 2013 in fabulous Las Vegas – I was lucky enough to be one of them. And to …

This is what a DDoS attack looks like

By now, almost everyone has at least heard or seen the term DDoS. Unless you’re fairly geeky, however, you might not know what a distributed …

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an …

Finance

Former US President Bill Clinton Officially Joins Twitter

Former US President Bill Clinton has officially joined Twitter, securing the account @BillClinton. The news first appeared in a Tweet from Twitter’s @gov account. The move comes weeks after his appearance on the Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report”, where he was asked about if he used …

The secret to a higher salary is to ask for nothing at all

Twenty years ago, I developed a powerful approach to negotiating that goes beyond “win-win.” It involves starting by offering the most and asking for the least. It works extremely well, but I was unable to explain why until I read Wharton professor Adam Grant’s excellent new book <i>Give and Take</i>.<p>Adam …

Employment

Love To Learn

My lucky break was not finishing my education. It’s probably hard for an outsider to see the upside in having your home situation implode just when …

Fill your database with random test data!

<b>Use an existing data model and customize it to mimick your table structure or create one from scratch.</b><p>Why do I need to fill a database with random …

Note to self: when writing blog post titles, forget about SEO

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about innovative blog designs and solutions that are emerging everywhere. I think it's a great post, it offers a …

Ask HN: Who is hiring? (April 2013)

Please lead with the location of the position and include the keywords INTERN, REMOTE, or H1B if the corresponding sort of candidate is welcome. Feel …