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Links You Don't Want to Miss (Apr. 24)

04.24.2013
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A collection of JavaScript patterns
This is a list of TONS of JavaScript patterns and antipatterns that covers function patterns, jQuery patterns, jQuery plugin patterns, design patterns, general patterns, literals and constructor patterns, object creation patterns, code reuse patterns, DOM and browser patterns.

I am burning out
One developer reflects on recognizing your burn-out right before it hits, and the lessons you might draw from it.

Challenges Scala Must Overcome to Enter the Mainstream
This writer suggests that one of Scala's biggest problem is its marketing identity as seen by the Java community.


News


BitTorrent Secure Dropbox Alternative Released
BitTorrent's Sync app is poised to compete with the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft Skydrive. 


Founder of Khan Academy Chats w/ Elon Musk


Facebook Experiments with WebP
Google’s WebP image format can match jpg fidelity at reduced size. Facebook is experimenting with the format now, but running into some grumbles from users.


Transcript of a Secret Conversation between Eric Schmidt and Julian Assange
In this recently-released transcript of a secret conversation held between Google Founder Eric Schmidt and WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, the two tech titans talk Bitcoins, BitTorrent, politics, encryption behind the WikiLeaks network, darknets, hash trees, and what Eric Schmidt’s book would be about.


Cool Stuff

Graphic Designer Dad Draws Lunch Bag Illustrations for 4 Years
What a wonderful father.  Too bad his kid probably got made fun of for those drawings.