Hacker News is one of my favorite sites to catch up on technology and startup news, but navigating the minimalistic site can sometimes be a little ahem tedious.
No, I get it, simple is good.
But the all text interface can be taxing on the eyes when there are tons of links to scroll through.
If you’re hankering for a better way to read the posts on Hacker News (especially on an IPhone or other mobile device), here’s a roundup of 21 better ways to read Hacker News without the eyestrain.
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What is OAuth? What is the purpose of it? How does it work? Example?
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A system can be under both stress and strain, but how do they differ? How are they related? Also, why make the distinction?
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Language and semantics around system faults are important. For example, what’s so important about differentiating between blocking and masking faults?
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In Weinberg’s Why Software Gets In Trouble, he discusses the difference between failures and faults. Although an obviously old concept, I’m finding it to be a novel approach to thinking about these issues (maybe novel to just me).
Continue reading “Failures and faults, oh my!”
What is a system, systems thinking, science, philosophy, theory? How are they related? How can they be used?
Continue reading “Introduction to Systems Thinking”
Is software testing just checking if software conforms to the requirements? Sometimes… but usually the answer is no.
Continue reading “Testing requirements is not enough”
Although the Octopus Deployment Framework is an awesome tool, it has a couple of flaws that frustrate me. Here are a few of the issues that I think would greatly improve the framework.
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Octopus allows you to define both intra- and inter-server dependencies. This is one of the coolest things about Octopus. However, defining dependencies is not without problems.
Continue reading “Octopus component dependencies”
The Octopus Deployment Framework is an internal Microsoft framework used for deployment on some Microsoft teams, but why is it useful?
Continue reading “Power of the Octopus Deployment Framework”