The difference between good and bad Facebooking

“Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we can’t decide if it “brings the world closer together” like Facebook’s new mission statement says, or leaves us depressed and isolated. Read More Source:: TechCrunch >…

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The company behind Dots is changing CEOs

Playdots, the company that lets gamers play with Dots, will soon have a new CEO as co-founder and current COO Patrick Moberg takes over for co-founder Paul Murphy. Murphy lead the company as CEO since the founding in 2013 and will stay with Playdots as a board member. Murphy and Moberg co-founded Playdots in 2013…

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Testing Data-Intensive Code With Go, Part 5

Overview This is part five out of five in a tutorial series on testing data-intensive code. In part four, I covered remote data stores, using shared test databases, using production data snapshots, and generating your own test data. In this tutorial, I’ll go over fuzz testing, testing your cache, testing data integrity, testing idempotency, and…

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Testing Data-Intensive Code With Go, Part 1

Overview Many non-trivial systems are also data-intensive or data-driven. Testing the parts of the systems that are data-intensive is very different than testing code-intensive systems. First, there may be a lot of sophistication in the data layer itself, such as hybrid data stores, caching, backup, and redundancy. All this machinery has nothing to do with…

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Task Scheduling in Laravel

In this article, we’ll go through one of the exciting features of the Laravel web framework—task scheduling. Throughout the course of this article, we’ll look at how Laravel allows you to manage scheduled tasks in your application. Moreover, we’ll also end up creating our own custom scheduled tasks for demonstration purposes. The Laravel framework allows…

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