Monday, November 2, 2020

Developing better developers

Just read Developing better developers it sounds like a great idea. I think a similar idea could also be bootstrapped outside of universities. Something that combines an open-source project with a meetup group. Senior devs can teach and work with the junior devs for the benefit of the project. #

I was involved with starting something like this with the Pivot Libre project. A friend who was very into politics and had been an alderman in the past had an idea to create an open-source project for ranked pair elections. It was good. We had a bunch of people, some technical, many not. We all got together and even though I left the project because I didn’t have the time to commit, it’s still going. It sounds like it’s even been used in a few smaller elections. #

Philosophy in re RSS 2.0

This morning I read Philosophy in re RSS 2.0 #

My favorite quote was from Sean Gallagher “I mean, here we are, a country on the edge of being dragged into a war by some whack-job Texan with the IQ of a Post-It Note ™, and people are badgering each other over RDF?” #

I know enough about RSS history and other standards wars that it’s not surprising, however I don’t understand what’s going on in peoples heads. If people are already using something, don’t break them! It seems very obvious and simple. #

It’s like Apple dropping 32-bit support from Catalina. Why? Apple is sitting on a mountain of cash. They can’t hire a few developers to make sure 32-bit apps keep running? #

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