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We got a package from our friends at Cryptography Research today. It was a puzzle inside a puzzle, worthy of being a significant plot device in a Dan Brown novel. It took us several minutes to open, then the real fun began in cracking the cryptography. Date: Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 2:08 PMSubject: Re:… Read more
Thanks to Damon Edwards for the great questions during our interview at Yahoo! Large Scale Production Engineering Meetup.
In some specific cases, methods with a variable argument list might greatly improve the usability of an API. However, it is very easy to overuse or misuse this language feature, leading to cumbersome APIs. Varags methods shine when the programmer knows how many arguments must be passed to a specific invocation of the method when… Read more
If you try to combine Java code with Scala in your application, everything seems to go fine until you bump into big differences between Java collections and Scala collections. A Scala Traversable is not Java Iterable and vice versa; maps are different, etc. So, in practice, you have to do conversion. Fortunately, there are pretty… Read more
Behavioral science and specifically motivational science is fascinating. When you wake up, what drives you? Dan Pink, in his recent book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, identifies three principal factors: autonomy, mastery and purpose. Check out the video below to get an excerpt.