MCC Links

I’ve got a tonne of work to do, from dog-sitting to writing a guest post on a blog. But instead, I’ve used my free time to complete all 57 levels in the Master Chief Collection, spanning 10 years of games. With that out of the way, it’s time to find another use for my procrastination.

Be Suspicious Of Online Movie Ratings – Some of these can be chalked up to mistakes, but the rest are just corporate policy.

The Time We Looked For Work as a Software Development Team – An interesting take on staying with people you work well with. Not sure how the existing employees would take to a pre-existing clique joining.

The spreadsheet as a minimum viable CMS – It’s amazing how much of the corporate world runs on spreadsheets, so it makes sense to carry it on.

What is Electricity? – From the awesome people are sparkfun, from the ground up.

I made a computer pretend to be a computer that’s pretending to be a human. – Because why not?

The Web Authentication Arms Race – If you’re on a network, you’re vulnerable. This shows just a small part of the continual war between sides.

Exploring Apple’s 3D Touch – My guess? Apple normalised it so future updates can be used without relying on precise preferences.

Choose Boring Technology – I’ve been writing code for over half my life now, which is probably why I’m definitely in this camp. Whatever you write today has to work five years later.

The Hero Javascript Deserved – Nice little intro to await which removes the biggest downside with asynchronous code; callback hell.

Data Infrastructure at IFTTT – Most people think they have big data, but then the giants in the realm come in and show what real data looks like.

How We Partitioned Airbnb’s Main Database in Two Weeks – A very nice example of how modern development is quite literally like changing the tyres on an F1 car while going 100 mph.

From REST to GraphQL – GraphQL looks very interesting as more and things are exposed as an API first. It will be interesting to watch it grow, especially the client-side support.

The Art of Debugging – And finally, for when you’ve written code that just won’t work.