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Links You Don't Want To Miss (4/5)

04.05.2013
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Media Queries are a Hack
A thoughtful take on how CSS could achieve true modularity for responsive sites -- not through media queries, but element queries.


Programming is Terrible - What We Can Do About It
This dramatically titled presentation is worth a look. Don’t waste your life like this guy, who admits he was a terrible programmer.


An Interview w/ CS Pioneer Alan Kay
One of my favorite quotes comes from this early developer of object-oriented programming and windowing GUI design: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”


If You Like Money, You Want to Work for One of These 25 Companies
This article lists the 25 highest-paying companies for software engineers.  Take notes and start making friends in these organizations.

News




Facebook Announces ‘Facebook Home,’ but is it the cure to “Facebook Fatigue”?







PostgreSQL and JSON Grow Fonder

Postgres is getting even more great features for working with JSON.  The upcoming 9.3 release will have JSON data generation.


Tooltips


PythonMonk
A new free and in-browser learning platform for Python.

New Releases

Meteor 0.6.0


Humor

A Short History of the O’Reilly Animals
Hear how the O’Reilly books’ animal designs began, and a few funny stories about angry letters and arachnophobia.