John Siracusa at about 14:00 (slightly paraphrased):
Anyone can learn to program if you force yourself, if someone puts a gun to your head and says “you’re going to learn to be a programmer”, but they won’t if it’s not something that they enjoy doing or that they see a big return on, or if their mind just doesn’t work that way. We tend to like to do the things that we feel like we have the potential to be good at, and most people are not naturally inclined to have the potential to be good at programming.
However, don’t be discouraged! If you’re interested in programming, work at it, you’ll get better, and you can still be better than the vast majority of people in the world, and probably the vast majority of other programmers, but most people simply aren’t motivated to work hard enough for the aforementioned reasons.
Having appeared in various shapes and sizes since Android 4.4; the amorphous blob that defined Google's emoji appearance since 2013 is being retired. In its place: a redesign of every emoji in Android, coming as part of Android "O" which was announced at Google I/O 2017.
Even though this brings the platforms closer together, I’m actually really sad to see them go.
Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.
This looks gorgeous.
New PC runs Windows 10 S. Pre-orders start now, available on June 15.
Well well well, look who we have here!
Android Christmas is coming!
ShuHaRi is a Japanese martial arts concept that describes the stages of learning to mastery that can easily be applied to learning design.
So I was digging through my “read later” queue (2 years strong!) and found this masterpiece. It’s quite short and definitely worth reading.
Also some additional information about ShuHaRi can be found on Wikipedia.
Mozilla has acquired Pocket for an undisclosed sum. The nine-year-old company, which makes tools for saving articles and videos to view them later, is Mozilla's first acquisition.
Okay, now that’s something I wasn’t expecting today.
(Sorry for the meme title.)
So, Nokia have made a comeback.
There’s quite a bit to be excited about, so that’s why there’s exclamation points everywhere!
I must admit I’ve caught myself guilty of this occasionally as well. For example, there already exist a couple of Telegram’s API wrappers for Node.js, however I’ve written my own each time I tried to finally get that tgfr shipping. I’m still stuck at the last rewrite (0.11 hype!), and I agree that I have my own way of doing an interface to an API.
But that’s reinventing the wheel. We don’t need any more of that, there’s already plenty in open-source.
Anyway that article’s great. Take it and think about it next time you do a side project.
The march for HTTPS isn’t slowing down any time soon, and that’s a good thing.
Okay, so this started as a Google+ post (sorry, limited) which was intended to be a status update but turned out to be a mini-rant-slash-excitement-expression. So here I come to rewrite it as a proper blog post.
We live in interesting times, and I don’t mean that in a negative way.
That’s actually not just an emoji problem, but a problem with Android in general. Although it would be nice to have a mechanism for decoupled emoji updates just like there now is one for system apps and the Chromium web view.
There is some stuff I don’t 100% agree with, however most of this is reasonable and should be incorporated into your own coding guidelines.
So just now, following the theme of trying new technologies and seeing how they work, instead of blindly choosing Git I thought about picking a different VCS for a new project of mine.
So I stumbled upon this post. It’s quite long, however it is worth a read.
I’m kind of sad for Bazaar, even though I’ve never used it seriously (I’ve dabbled around long before I had any reason to). From this post it certainly seems superior, however choosing it now would be not quite wise, since it doesn’t seem to be alive enough. Perhaps people would call this state “stable”, but Git is currently both more performant and promising in the future. So I’ll be sticking to Git for this one.