A pet peeve, in writing and thinking: introducing a false antagonist to create tension in a story. This is rampant in tech writing. Apple vs. Google, Ive vs. Forestall, Rails vs. Django, Ember vs. Angular, etc. But there's no there, there. It's only filling space.
I would love to have Ernest Hemingway weigh in on introducing a bad guy where one isn't needed. I suspect there would be a lot of cursing involved.
In the # NoEstimates approach we release a partial set of functionality (value) earlier. [...] While in the Estimated approach we will make commitments in terms of time, people and resource allocation that are going to be harder to change later (reducing options), and may commit more money to the problem than we actually need (less options still).
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Olderagents worked with 2.x. Back on Ruby 1.8.7 and earlier, MRI didn't provide a standard way of accessing statistics about the garbage collector. Both and Rubinius, though, provided their own implementation-specific API's for querying their garbage collectors, and tapped into that data to give more insight into applications.
Happily, with the advent of, a standard library interface for garbage collection …
From the first exploration of six-to-eight directions, we pick the three most promising and divvy them up between three designers. They are asked to iterate on the direction, not start from scratch. Why? Because the story has to hold up after they're through with it! After a day or so of work, we reconvene and review the work. We talk about it, are brutally honest with each other about what works and what doesn't. Then we go back to make it better.
Dishing It Out and Taking It
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Omnibus packages of 10.30.2 & 11.8.2 now include ruby version 1.9.3-p484. This ruby version includes a fix to a published security vulnerability in Ruby. Check this for more details.
10.30.2 & 11.8.2 also include a security fix to this to …which fixes a security issue for CHEF-4662 reported by James Ogden . These releases make sure that the necessary permissions are applied to the temporary files created while modifying chef objects with knife. You can check
James Mickens : When you debug a distributed system or an OS kernel, you do it Texas-style. You gather some mean, stoic people, people who have seen things die, and you get some primitive tools, like a compass and a rucksack and a stick that's pointed on one end, and you walk into the wilderness and you look for trouble.
Joe McMahon : The average small startup in Silicon Valley today - 20 or so people - is carrying about the equivalent power of all the PDP-11′s …