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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 19)

06.18.2013
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There’s no such thing as Declarative and Imperative
With imperative programming, you tell the compiler what you want to happen, step by step. With declarative, you write code that describes what you want, but not how to get it. Right? Not so, say Liz Keogh and Dan North.

The Evolution of Character Codes
Here’s an interesting article.  From the introduction: “Today we take it for granted that a ‘‘plain text’’ file on a computer can be read by nearly any program, printed on any printer, displayed on any screen, transmitted over any network, and understood equally easily by any other make or model of computer . . .”

NEWS


Component Vulnerabilities Now in the OWASP Top 10
I know a lot of you have to follow OWASP certification pretty closely.  Here’s an interesting change from the OWASP community.

GitHub redesigns repos ‘for everyday use’
GitHub has released its new Repository Next, a new design for repos with a focus on speed, content, and for everyday use.


HUMOR


The Friendship Algorithm  
Just watch it. They have to debug it near the end.

What Flames Look Like in Micro Gravity
NASA recently released an experiment from the international space station. The cool part starts at 2:25