Investors vent fury at first Facebook shareholders meeting [not just about the share price]
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 …
Tips for leaders of thriving open source projects
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.
BigQuery Dremel analyzing millions of GitHub commits.
To help us extract the insights from the public GitHub timeline which generated hundreds of thousands of daily events, we imported the entire dataset into Google BigQuery. This makes data about tens of millions of open source commits and discussions accessible to the world for quick interactive analysis. With that, we can run our analysis:
Who are the most productive developers using GitHub? Which languages are growing in popularity and why? Which language features result in the most angst and developer pain? What makes open source developers happy?
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.