4/16 – 4/22
Hey all! While I’ve been busy with my day job and my nascent YouTube channel, I’ve been continuing to read constantly throughout my day. I always like to remind myself of the example set by Theodore Roosevelt who made it well-known how much time he invested in reading on topics of any kind. He could be in-between presidential meetings addressing the breakup of a monopoly and the Venezuelan crisis and still find time to read a few pages of a treatise on North American bird populations or the like.
I think many of us with active minds find ourselves sneaking in articles or books here and there throughout our working day and personal life and this gave me the inspiration to start putting together a weekly list of things I’ve been reading. This list is by no means exhaustive, nor will it be in any sort of ordering, but I hope it can serve as a launching point into the different topics I read about on a weekly basis. Without any further preamble, I bring you “What I’m Reading” for the week of 4/16/2017:
- A review of the concept of modularity and a pitch for the benefits of functional programming.
- An interesting solution to the problems faced by social networking services in designing A/B testing.
- A fun visualization of the different programming languages used throughout the day by SO users.
- An expanding expose of the lead contamination crisis in the United States.
- President Trump launches a probe into potential Chinese dumping of steel onto the US market.
- An overview of the pros and cons of DI according to the author.
- A top ten list of rules NASA uses for writing mission-critical code, showing interesting departures from some popular, modern coding paradigms.
- An exposition on the reasons when and why software estimation is useful.
- A breakdown of China’s growing efforts to build a regional order to challenge that of the United States.
- The recent terror attack in France could tip the balance in the favor of Marine Le Pen and the National Front.