Ruby is great. But it’s not the best tool for everything. On this episode, I talk to James Edward Gray II and Steve Klabnik. Both James and Steve have made substantial contributions to the Ruby and Rails community, and they now both spend lots of time using other languages. We talk about what makes Rust and Elixir interesting for Ruby developers to learn, what some other interesting languages might be.
Software Defined Talk Episode 130: CROSS-OVER BONUS! Christopher Luciano on Kubernetes & Istio - Software Defined Interviews
A sample from Software Defined Interviews: Why does kubernetes even exist, why don’t existing things work just as well for it? And then what kind of applications can you run on it, at least following the original intentions. Once we sort that out, we talk about the same for Istio. We also discuss hospital IT and how large companies like IBM decide which open source projects to work on.
Jeff, I was on the bus listening this morning, and I couldn’t wait to get off it just so that I could tell you (even though you probably already know) that for cross-cutting concerns and patterns you find yourself applying over and over again, like what you describe with your caching, you should really consider using aspects. Seriously, it will make your life easier, and your code more maintainable and pretty.
There are several frameworks for AOP in .Net. I have used (but am not affiliated with) an excellent one called PostSharp (http://www.sharpcrafters.com) that will let you factor your “check if this is in the cache – otherwise go fetch”-pattern out into one single aspect that you can then apply to all the places where you use this. In this way, if you ever need to change your caching strategy, you’ll only need to change the code in one place, rather than in a thousand of them. This also applies for your error handling, your transaction handling, and your performance tracing (guerrilla style). Aspects totally changed my way of coding, for the better.
Love that the podcast is back, can’t wait for next week’s instalment.
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This audiobook edition of Explaining Postmodernism is read by the author.
To listen to a specific chapter of the audiobook on YouTube, visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/EPAudiobook
To download MP3s of the audiobook or for more information, visit Dr. Stephen Hicks’s Explaining Postmodernism page: http://www.stephenhicks.org/publications/explaining-postmodernism/
The idea that some people learn best from visual or audio materials has been around since the 1950s. But there’s little evidence to support it.
What does it mean to be a boy and what does it mean to be a girl? We delve into debates over gender – and explore how some people are moving beyond labels and building gender identities of their own.
Jeff Atwood is an Indoor enthusiast.
He’s a legendary blogger and co-founder of Stack Overflow and Discourse.
He considers himself a reasonably experienced software developer with a particular interest in the human side of software development, as represented in his recommended developer reading list. Computers are fascinating machines, but they’re mostly a reflection of the people using them. In the art of software development, studying code isn’t enough; you have to study the people behind the software, too.
Alarms, upcoming CSS stuff, impostor syndrome, and the death of Flash.
A Personal View by Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.
Ockham’s Razor Publishing, 2006, 2010.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is famous for his statement that “God is dead” — and for the fact that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis claimed Nietzsche as one of their great inspirations.
Were the Nazis right to do so — or did they misappropriate Nietzsche’s philosophy?
What were the key elements of Hitler and the National Socialists’ political philosophy?
How did the Nazis come to power in a nation as educated and civilized as Germany?
What was Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy — the philosophy of “Live dangerously” and “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”?
And to what extent did Nietzsche’s philosophy provide a foundation for the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis?
Hardcover book version published August 2010.
Kindle version at Amazon published 2011.
Audiobook edition published 2013. MP3 and YouTube links below.
2:45-hour documentary at Netflix and on DVD at Amazon; published 2006.* Polish translation by Izabela Kłodzińska (Chojnice, Poland: Fundacji Fuhrmanna, 2014). Preface in English. Przemysław Zientkowski’s foreword.
Persian translation by Mohsen Mahmoudi (Tehran, Iran: Bourgeois Publishing, 2015).
* Ukrainian translation (Mariupol, Ukraine: Mariupol State University Press, 2016).
Spanish translation by Luis Kofman (Buenos Aires, Argentina: Babarroja Ediciones, 2016.)
Russian translation forthcoming in 2017.
Portuguese translation forthcoming in 2017.
Samples of the manuscript are below in PDF format.
Table of Contents [PDF]
Part 1. Introduction: Philosophy and History [PDF] [MP3] [YouTube]
Fascinated by history
- What is philosophy of history?.
Part 2. Explaining Nazism Philosophically [PDF] [MP3] [YouTube]
How could Nazism happen?
Five weak explanations for National Socialism
Explaining Nazism philosophically
Part 3. National Socialist Philosophy [MP3] [YouTube]
The Nazi Party Program7. Collectivism, not individualism
Economic socialism, not capitalism
Nationalism, not internationalism or cosmopolitanism
Authoritarianism, not liberal democracy
Idealism, not politics as usual
Nazi democratic success
Part 4. The Nazis in Power [MP3] [YouTube]
The question of Nazism’s philosophical roots
Part 5. Nietzsche’s Life and Influence [MP3] [YouTube]
Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? [PDF]
God is dead
Masters and slaves
The origin of slave morality
Part 6. Nietzsche against the Nazis [MP3] [YouTube]
On the “blond beast” and racism
On contemporary Germans
On the Jews
On Judaism and Christianity
Summary of the five differences
Part 7. Nietzsche as a Proto-Nazi [MP3] [YouTube]
Anti-individualism and collectivism
Conflict of groups
Instinct, passion, and anti-reason
Conquest and war
Summary of the five similarities
Part 8. Conclusion: Nazi and Anti-Nazi Philosophies [MP3] [YouTube]
Hindsight and future resolve
Part 9. Appendices
Appendix 1: NSDAP Party Program [PDF]
Appendix 2: Quotations on Nazi socialism and fascism [PDF]
Appendix 3: Quotations on German anti-Semitism [PDF]
Appendix 4: Quotations on German militarism [PDF]
Covers of the various editions and translations (at right).
Reviews: Tibor Machan, Ph.D. Piotr Kostyło, Ph.D. Lorenzo Warby. Kelley L. Ross, Ph.D.
Dan Schneider. James Henderson. Mike Lumish, Ph.D. Magdalena Wędzińska.
Nietzsche and the Nazis — documentary screenshots.
The brochure with the full table of contents [PDF].
The first several minutes of the documentary are posted at YouTube:
On a lighter note: Ricky Gervais’s “Politics (Hitler interprets Nietzsche).”
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