Call me a Luddite, but every time I open Facebook it gives me what you consider the most important things, not what I want,” she said. —
On Testing Culture in GitHub Projects -
Previous research suggests that the publicity on GitHub that is making developers’ actions and interactions more visible might have an effect on how software development practices are communicated …
Just by watching how other, more senior project members behave, they learn what a good commit looks like.
Drive-by commits, make this very easy by providing clear guidelines and simple continuous integration frameworks for testing.
Low barriers seems to be very important in getting developers to test their contributions.
Background forBrian Arthur’s PARC talk on the second autonomous economy.
Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman -
He says web-based programs like Google’s Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more and more over time
As PRISM shows the value of information as big data scales is the metadata. Principally it’s the relationships, that communicates value, not the information itself.
Within the context of connected business Richard Stallman (and Larry Ellison back in 2008) both missed this notion. That people, businesses (and governments) crave the connections, that Cloud computing fosters the ability to strengthen connections, the trap is lack of privacy controls, not lock in.