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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 18)

06.17.2013
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Why Nerds Become Leakers
Leakers like Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Brandley Manning don’t accept social conventions, are skeptical of authority, and are tech-savvy. This writer argues that the very traits that make them good programmers also make them anti-authoritarian rebels.

How Redis Will Make Your Site Faster

Read this helpful tutorial from Rackspace and you will definitely start to consider using Redis for caching.

NEWS

German Parliament Resolves To Stop Granting Software Patents
The Bundestag (German Parliament) is saying NEIN to frivolous software patent lawsuits, going so far as to resolve to stop granting them altogether.


Upgrade Your Subversion to 1.8 Today!
Just because you’re not one of the cool kids using Git, doesn’t mean you can’t stay on the cutting edge with your warm, fuzzy, familiar Apache Subversion.  The 1.8 GA release should be available for download today!

HUMOR

Javapocalypse: The Best JavaZone Parody Trailer Yet!
If you haven’t seen this yet, do so now!  I’ve watched it at least five times.  I look forward to these every year.