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Open Source Licenses: 2019 Year In Review

- Luis Villa tl;dr: Luis outlines key trends in OS including (1) growth in China (2) shifts within the main OS organizations (3) push for ethical licenses and more.

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The "No Code" Delusion

- Alex Hudson tl;dr: Alex considers the "no code" discussions a "pipe dream," not seeing any tangible evidence. Certain tools have replaced software e.g. Zapier. With software, the "devil is in the details" and that cannot be replicated.

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How Is Computer Programming Different Today Than 20 Years Ago?

- Sedat Kapanoglu tl;dr: A laundry list of changes seen by Sedat, including this - "being a software development team now involves all team members performing a mysterious ritual of standing up together for 15 minutes in the morning and drawing occult symbols with post-its." You can bypass the paywall by clicking the link in this tweet.

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The Future Of The Web, Isn’t The Web

- Terence Eden tl;dr: The current web paradigm places web browsers as the access point for users to get information. In the near future, we'll see a diversity of user agents and devices (e.g. cars, microwaves, etc...) pull information straight off of web pages. 

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Good Times Create Weak Men

- Nikita Prokopov tl;dr: Minor bugs in both Apple and Amazon's products highlight a systemic organizational problem. New generations of programmers in larger institutions aren't transferred relevant information about previous projects that are the basis of current ones. 

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The Danger of “Simplicity”

tl;dr: We promote simplicity but don't define it. The word arises when programmers believe that concepts should be integral to a language due to their own needs. Every decision to simplify something results in a cost. "Simplicity is not simple." 

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The Language Agnostic, All-Purpose, Incredible, Makefile

- Ben Brodie tl;dr: Ben runs through the advantages of, and his approach to, creating Makefiles in his code, with examples in Ruby. 

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The Next 50 Years Of Databases

- Andy Pavlo tl;dr: A look at the past, present and future of databases. The most fascinating prediction is that "the role of humans as database administrators will cease to exist." Future systems will be too complex and "DBMSs will be completely autonomous and self-healing."

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Shared Cache Is Going Away

- Jeff Kaufman tl;dr: A single cache is a security risk, browsers are responding by partitioning the cache. As a result, developers "won't get performance benefits from using a canonical URL over hosting on their own site."

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Everything Is Amazing, But Nothing Is Ours

- Alex Danco tl;dr: Software is shifting the world from ownership to access e.g. we've shifted from digital files stored on our computer to Slack, owning cars to hiring Ubers. This may seem attractive but comes with costs and opportunities.

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