Happened from 2015-10-25 to 2015-11-01

Podcasts/talks. Emptying the queue (III)

By Eduardo Ferro Aldama (noreply@blogger.com) on 2015-10-26

agilidad, charlas, podcasts, Vida De informático

I continue empting the talks queue... Here is another small batch of interesting talks:

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9 Libros Que Debes Leer Para Ser Un Data Scientist O Data Engineer

By Alejandro Alcalde (contacto@elbauldelprogramador.com) on 2015-10-26


Tras mucho buscar, al fin he conseguido recopilar una lista de libros que todo Científico de Datos o Ingeniero de Datos debería tener en su biblioteca personal. Sin más dilaciones, he aquí la lista (La descrición de los libros ha sido cogida de Amazon)

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Where's Larry Ellison's blind spot in the cloud?

By Matt Asay on 2015-10-27

Oracle may be beating up on IBM and SAP, but it's also being hurt by Amazon, Microsoft, and other cloud vendors.

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Google may be declaring war against Microsoft and Office 365

By Mark Kaelin on 2015-10-27

Microsoft Office 365 has taken market share from Google Apps and Google isn't taking it lying down. Are we looking at the start of a price war?

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Announcing the GTAC 2015 Agenda

By Google Testing Bloggers (noreply@blogger.com) on 2015-10-27

Anthony Vallone, GTAC

by Anthony Vallone on behalf of the GTAC Committee 

We have completed the selection and confirmation of all speakers and attendees for GTAC 2015. You can find the detailed agenda at: developers.google.com/gtac/2015/schedule.

Thank you to all who submitted proposals!

There is a lot of interest in GTAC once again this year with about 1400 applicants and about 200 of those for speaking. Unfortunately, our venue only seats 250. We will livestream the event as usual, so fret not if you were not selected to attend. Information about the livestream and other details will be posted on the GTAC site soon and announced here.

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Microsoft, Oracle, AWS are the top database leaders, according to Gartner

By Janakiram MSV on 2015-10-28

Find out the five key takeaways from Gartner's 2015 database management systems Magic Quadrant. Some of the findings might surprise you.

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Detect and get rid of unwanted sneaky mobile redirects

By Google Webmaster Central (noreply@blogger.com) on 2015-10-29

hacked sites, mobile, webmaster guidelines

In many cases, it is OK to show slightly different content on different devices. For example, optimizing the smaller space of a smartphone screen can mean that some content, like images, will have to be modified. Or you might want to store your website’s menu in a navigation drawer (find documentation here) to make mobile browsing easier and more effective. When implemented properly, these user-centric modifications can be understood very well by Google.

The situation is similar when it comes to mobile-only redirect. Redirecting mobile users to improve their mobile experience (like redirecting mobile users from example.com/url1 to m.example.com/url1) is often beneficial to them. But redirecting mobile users sneakily to a different content is bad for user experience and is against Google’s webmaster guidelines.

A frustrating experience: The same URL shows up in search results pages on desktop and on mobile. When a user clicks on this result on their desktop computer, the URL opens normally. However, when clicking on the same result on a smartphone, a redirect happens and an unrelated URL loads.

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Caring about coding

By Lucas Giudice on 2015-10-30


As a programmer I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. But despite appearances, I am not there. I am not in front of a computer every day for 8 hours drying my eyes and weakening my muscles. I am somewhere else.

I am in an amazing world of executable ideas, manipulating abstract artifacts made of concepts. I am assembling them to generate a meaningful structure in which a computer program can evolve. This world is like a city that grows as we add more behavior to it. This world has the neighborhood of repositories, the shopping cart markets, the fashion contests of views, controllers directing traffic, etc.

But this city is not mine alone. It’s built by all the people on my team. It’s a place shared with others, where our creations grow together. It starts small and simple like a village with just a few small classes, but as time passes it can evolve into a crowded city which abounds with components. Some of the neighborhoods are clean and artfully crafted with well decoupled skyscrapers, while others are rotting, under the pressure to “Deliver now!”

The Broken Window Theory

As a programmer I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. But despite appearances, I am not there. I am not in front of a computer every day for 8 hours drying my eyes and weakening my muscles. I am somewhere else.

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Future Proof

On 2015-10-30

I recently read Christin Gorman's blog Future Proof. In it she lambastes the idea that you can create code that is protected from future change.

Awesome or not, some things are impossible. Cordless garden hoses are impossible. So is software that changes without being changed. If you need it to adapt to future requirements, then guess what: that involves adaptation -- AKA change.

She's right about that, of course. When the requirements change, either some code, or some data is going to have to change. The Open-Closed Principle cannot apply to every element of the system. No matter how open you make your system to extension, something, somewhere will need modification.

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What I wish we had done ...

On 2015-10-30

Agile-Related, Needle, Practices

At the time of the Agile Manifesto, we all did the best we knew. Here's something I wish we had done.

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