Articles

A collection of articles by Arlo O'Keeffe.

PostgreSQL Proficiency for Python People by Christophe Pettus

I believe I found this this talk in the comment section of a Hacker News post. I first watched the 2014 version of it. Since then I found out that Christophe Pettus gives this talk yearly.

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RebelLabs Developer Productivity Report 2016

RebelLabs by ZeroTurnaround (the company behind JRebel) does a yearly developer survey. And it is always accompanied by great write-ups. This time they wrote three blog posts:

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Death to Bullshit by Brad Frost

Brad Frost says it how it is: Death to Bullshit. Be sure to turn the bullshit on and watch his talk.

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Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale by Doug Seven

Doug Seven tells a cautionary tale on why deployments should be automated as much as reasonable.

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In Defense of the Floppy Disk by Lis Pardi

I found this talk in a comment by larsiusprime in the comment section of a Hacker News post. Lis Pardi did a survey on whether people of certain age groups can identify icons that reference old objects such as the floppy disk. I found the data pretty interesting (majority can identify successfully) and her arguments that try to explain it are sound (context gives meaning).

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What does Big Brother see, while he is watching? by Simon Menner

I can’t remember where I found Simon Menner’s talk on his Stasi project but it’s an interesting watch. Complete with pictures that spies have taken of each other and everything. The talk is What does Big Brother see, while he is watching? by Simon Menner.

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Eventually consistent is not eventuell konsistent

For Germans eventually consistent seems like the exact opposite of what it means. If we look at the word eventually we quickly translate it to eventuell. But that is completely wrong. Eventually means irgendwann and eventuell means maybe. It’s a statement about time not about possibility. Eventual consistency guarantees consistency.

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LinkageError with Spring Boot Developer tools

While converting an existing Spring application to Spring Boot I came across a LinkageError:

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Unkaputtbar - Muster für Resilient Software Design by Uwe Friedrichsen

I found this talk in the videos of the Rhein Java User Group. In it Uwe Friedrichsen talks about patterns for resilient software design. The talk is Unkaputtbar - Muster für Resilient Software Design by Uwe Friedrichsen.

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How to make Wikipedia easier to read

In my opinion Wikipedia is not very readable. The lines are too long and the font size is too small. But you can change that by adding custom CSS. In order to do that you have to create an account first. Then visit User:Example/vector.css. Create the page and enter the following css

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