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9 truths that computer programmers know that most people don’t.

Macleod Sawyer recently wrote a blog post titled “9 truths that computer programmers know that most people don’t.” While I believe there was truth in each fact, there were a few quotes that stood out. “Under the hood, most critical software you use every day (like Mac OS X, or Facebook) contains a terrifying number …

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Modernizing The WordPress Toolbox – Aaron Jorbin

Aaron Jorbin, WordPress committer and developer at Condè Nast, recently spoke at PHP UK Conference 2015 about Modernizing the WordPress toolbox. While I am a WordPress core contributor, I was not aware of all of the steps that went into updating the WordPress contribution and build process over the past few years. It was interesting …

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The Need for Speed: Optimistic Web Interfaces

Shortly after starting at Automattic, I became interested in optimistic interfaces after Beau critiqued some work I had done on O2. One of the best videos I found to introduce and demonstrate optimistic web interfaces was this one of Guillermo Rauch, who happens to be a coworker at Automattic, speaking at dotJS 2013.