Weekly Link Dump #1

Posted by Dmytro Shteflyuk on under Links

This is a first link dump in this blog, where I will list all interesting links that I have found in Internet. I plan to post link dumps once a week, so stay tuned to read most useful stuff with no effort. Todays topics are: organizing your CSS, top mistakes made by WordPress plugins authors, ways MySQL uses indexes, and the git version control advantages over the Subversion.

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In reply to latest articles in Thoughtbot blog

Posted by Dmytro Shteflyuk on under Links

Last few weeks Thoughtbot publish lots of really stupid (gsub syntax manual; are you serious?) articles (WTF is Best practice: index every boolean column) in their blog. And yesterdays article about tailing your Rails log is the absolute leader, it’s freaking awesome. Hey guys, I’m waiting for other articles in this series: “@ in attribute names, what does it mean?”, “ifthenelse statement usage best practices for Ruby on Rails senior developers”, “how to install a gem”.

Hey robots, we have a reply to your outstanding articles: A wonderful way to list your project files. Please read it carefully, you definitely will find something useful for you! Thanks to @labria for his great exploration.

Human computations

Posted by Dmytro Shteflyuk on under Links

Very cool video about free human resources usage I have found the other day. As you could see from my resume, I’m graduated from the Intelligent Decision Support Systems Department of the Kharkov National University of Radio-Electronics. I don’t remember too much from my courses (but I know where and what to search when some sort of knowledge will be necessary, be sure), but what had stuck in my memory is that there are tons of tasks which can’t be easily solved: images classification, object detection, automatic expert systems knowledge bases building, etc. Some of these tasks are partially solved and have satisfactory results (for example mathematical and statistical methods of objects detection), others have bypassing methods (for example, Google uses text from HTML links to classify images). The main reason is that computers are not so smart as humans (maybe it’s not so bad, just think of the “The Matrix” movie).

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Interactive developer

Posted by Dmytro Shteflyuk on under Links

Today I found wonderful page where you can dispatch commands to programmer. You can enter command, for example dance, sleep, and he will execute them. Page was developed using ASP.NET technology and Visual Studio Express.

Our Subservient Programmer was created using Visual Studio Express — C#, Visual Basic and Visual Web Developer flavors. When the application is idling, you can see the programmer working at his computer. After entering a command phrase, such as “test”, the programmer will be shown doing your bidding. Once the programmer has completed the task, he will resume working at the computer as he was before and allow you to enter another command.

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