Mahesh Thipparthi

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7 stories to read this weekend

Another week gone and what does that mean? A weekend of some good reads. Here are my picks for this weekend. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Facebook unveils Hack, a faster programming language to power the social network

At Facebook, the codebase that runs the social networking site is written in Hack.<p>The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social networking titan said it had streamlined PHP, made it better, and that Hack was now the official language running the site used by 1.2 billion users. Facebook engineers embellished …

Consolidate this: Quantified self edition

My friend, Kevin Kelly, coined the term quantified self in October of 2007 with this blog post. In the in six years since, the fruits of such self …

Can You “Manage” Your Family?

An interview with <b>Bruce Feiler</b>, <i>New York Times</i> columnist and author of <i>The Secrets of Happy Families</i>.<p>ADI IGNATIUS: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief of HBR, and today, my guest is Bruce Feiler, author of the new book, The Secrets of Happy …

The Accuracy of Future Predictions

One thing we know about software design is that the future is important. However, we also know that the future is very hard to predict.I think that I …