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Productive Slacking

Back in 2016 I joined Usabilla, just around the time we were evaluating our work chat solutions. Usabilla was at the time on Hipchat and Slack was the up and coming solution, with plenty of advanced features and goodies. I will not try to sell Slack here, but it clearly was the better contender and worth our move. …

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Written by Rafael Dohms - - Aggregated on Friday October 18, 2019


Local Elections

Early voting is in full swing in my area and I had the ability to go over my lunch break yesterday and cast mine. This year was short and sweet with only the mayor and three city council races. I know we all focus on the presidential elections but these local ones probably affect you directly more than national …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Friday October 18, 2019


Weekly Update 161

It's my first conference back in Australia since probably about May and I'm experiencing a rare luxury - not flying! I'm sticking to driving some big distances just to get a break from the tyranny that is check-in, security and airport lounges. Seriously, it was beginning to do my head in so now it's cruise control …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday October 18, 2019


Widget Workshop

Have you ever had a controller action that, over time, grows and grows as you declare and fetch all necessary data for each new section of the page? Very …

Written by Laracasts - - Aggregated on Thursday October 17, 2019


An Apology to php[world] Attendees

Due to disorganization on my part, I accidentally booked php[world] 2019 to coincide with a family commitment. After reviewing a variety of options, I let the organizers know last week that I could no longer attend. It's a situation I hate, because there's nobody to blame but me, and no matter what option I could …

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Written by Matthew Weier o'Phinney - - Aggregated on Thursday October 17, 2019


Video @Scale 2019 recap

The development of large-scale video systems includes complex, unprecedented engineering challenges. At Video @Scale 2019, engineers gathered in San Francisco for a day of technical talks focused on delivering video at scale. Speakers from various companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Twitch, and YouTube, …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Thursday October 17, 2019


Angry Email

I send a lot of emails through my various web properties. I’d say at least 200 to 300 thousand emails each month. With this many emails, the likelihood of me offending someone is pretty high, and when someone gets triggered , they sure let me know. I’ve found that if they are from a different culture, they may not …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Thursday October 17, 2019


Fighting fraud using partially blind signatures

We spend a lot of time thinking through the best ways to preserve privacy for the people using our services, while also combatting fraud across our platforms. We handle thousands of different types of events reported by client apps for various purposes, including investigating crashes, assessing performance, and …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Wednesday October 16, 2019


Command + Q

As part of my normal routine, I check Twitter throughout the day and I like to see what my friends are sharing.  For the most part, it’s pretty mundane, lots of programmery topics, people sharing personal things, the usual. But some days I’m just in a weird mood and will see a few tweets that just trigger me. Before …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday October 16, 2019