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  1. SE-Radio 256: Jay Fields on Working Effectively with Unit Tests

    DHH’s point wasn’t that the tests were bad, but that TDD leads to ‘test-induced damage’. Having seen many code-bases written with unthinking TDD, I’d tend to agree.

    The wonderful quality of such an assertion, however, is that it’s what Karl Popper would call a falsifiable statement. I also believe that it’s possible to falsify it, in the sense that it’s possible to use TDD to arrive at code that has no test-induced damage. As it turns out, this is much easier to do with functional programming than with object-oriented programming.

    Most of this episode discussed unit testing in an object-oriented context, I think. Some practices and techniques stay the same in functional programming, but others differ. One of the most amazing changes happens when you start using property-based testing instead of example-based testing.

    This is still unit testing, in my opinion, because it doesn’t touch boundaries (I don’t agree with Jay’s lack of definition of the term), but it’s another way of looking at testing. Some of the opinions put forth in this episode, such as only expecting literals, conflict with this sort of technique, though.

    It’s hardly ‘early days’, though, as QuickCheck has been around since 1999.

    http://www.se-radio.net/2016/05/se-radio-episode-256-jay-fields-on-working-effectively-with-unit-tests/

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  2. CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 17: David Walsh on Armstrong, Sky, Froome and the Wiggins TUEs | CyclingTips

    David Walsh is the chief sports writer at the Sunday Times and a journalist best known in cycling circles as the man who helped expose Lance Armstrong. Having viewed Armstrong’s 1999 Tour de France return with great scepticism, Walsh spent many years trying to show that the Texan had doped his way to what would amount to seven Tour de France victories.

    In early 2013, in the face of mounting evidence of his past transgressions, Armstrong appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to admit to doping throughout his career. More than 13 years after he first started questioning Armstrong’s performances, Walsh had been proven right.

    Walsh was recently in Melbourne for the Sports Writers Festival, to speak about his time spent chasing the Armstrong story and CyclingTips’ Australian editor Matt de Neef caught up with Walsh during his visit. In this wide-ranging interview Walsh reflects on what it was like breaking and following a story as big as Armstrong’s, what he learned from his time embedded with Team Sky in 2013, and what he thinks about the recent Fancy Bear leaks of Bradley Wiggins therapeutic use exemption (TUE) forms and what they say about Sky, Wiggins and three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

    Follow the links below to listen to this podcast on the platform of your choice:

    – iTunes

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    https://cyclingtips.com/2016/11/cyclingtips-podcast-episode-17-david-walsh-on-lance-armstrong-team-sky-and-the-bradley-wiggins-tues/

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  3. Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship?

    Sure, we all pay lip service to the Madisonian system of checks and balances. But as one legal scholar argues, presidents have been running roughshod over the system for decades. The result? An accumulation of power that’s turned the presidency into a position the founders wouldn’t have recognized.

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/freakonomicsradio/~3/6DNevQ9Pf3o/

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  4. How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast)

    The U.S. president is often called the "leader of free world." But if you ask an economist or a Constitutional scholar how much the occupant of the Oval Office matters, they won’t say much. We look at what the data have to say about measuring leadership, and its impact on the economy and the country.

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/freakonomicsradio/~3/eYqFJ9CWGj0/

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  5. JavaScript Air | JavaScript and the Web Platform

    Episode 048 of the live JavaScript broadcast podcast. JavaScript has changed the world. It has changed my life. This will be the last episode of JavaScript Air. Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and the guest on our first show, will join us to wrap up the show. Please join us for our grand finale.

    https://javascriptair.com/episodes/2016-11-02/

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  6. Cycling Time Trial Podcast: #71. Tom Anhalt-Tire Rolling Resistance Expert

    From Goleta, California we welcome Tom Anhalt. By day he works as a Mechanical Engineer, designing endoscopic video devices. For a hobby, he provides some of the most useful and interesting information on all things related to cycling tires and practical aerodynamics. Choosing the right tire can (and likely will) make you a faster cyclist, and Tom is nice enough to join us today to share what he has learned (so far). You can and should read Tom’s excellent blog at http://bikeblather.blogspot.com/, and follow Tom on Twitter @tanhalt.

    Contact me at markflorence11@gmail.com

    Follow me on twitter @markflorence11.

    http://cyclingtimetrialpodcast.libsyn.com/71-tom-anhalt-tire-rolling-resistance-expert

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  7. FS #266: In the Loop

    July 24: Remember when your mother offered you one whole dollar if you cut all the coupons out of the Minneapolis StarTribune and filed them away for her in her coupon Rolodex, but instead of..

    http://filmspotting.net/reviews/show-archive/25-2009/436-fs-266-500-days-of-summer--in-the-loop--harry-potter--top-5-films-of-2009-so-far-.html

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  8. Filmspotting #109: Fitzcarraldo / Top 5 Performances of the Year So Far | Filmspotting

    Although not Herzog’s first choice for the title role (Jack Nicholson passed, then Jason Robards, Jr. fell ill during shooting), Klaus Kinski eventually joined Herzog in the Amazon for 1982’s..

    http://www.filmspotting.net/reviews/show-archive/20-2006/293-filmspotting-109-fitzcarraldo--top-5-performances-of-the-year-so-far-.html

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  9. Filmspotting #103: Aguirre: The Wrath of God/Top 5 Screen Parents | Filmspotting

    Until the release of last year’s widely and justifiably praised "Grizzly Man, " veteran filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog was arguably as famous for the death-defying antics of his movie..

    http://www.filmspotting.net/reviews/show-archive/20-2006/287-filmspotting-103-aguirre-the-wrath-of-godtop-5-screen-parents-.html

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  10. Jesse & Mr.Money Mustache Pt 2: Your Debt is a Swarm of Killer Bees Covering Every Inch of Your Body | YNAB

    You Need A Budget’s personal finance software combines a proven methodology with simple-to-use software.

    The result? Stress free finances!

    https://www.youneedabudget.com/blog/post/jesse-and-mr-money-mustache-part-2-your-debt-is-a-swarm-of-killer-bees-cove

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