/Thought Piece

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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The Modern Web  Is Becoming An Unusable, User-hostile Wasteland

- Abid Omar tl;dr: In unnoticeable increments, ad by ad, paywall by paywall, companies trade user experience for revenue. This is not surprising but begs the question, where is the breaking point?

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Open Source Migrates With Emotional Distress

- Armin Ronacher tl;dr: Armin wants a post-mortem on how the transition to Python 3 has been handled. There's a lack of transparency as to why the transition is needed. He feels like he's being "sold" and forced into migrating when, in fact, there are other reasons this migration is needed. 

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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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Don't Use Booleans

- Steven Luu tl;dr: The overhead of enums is comparatively low and comes with several practical benefits.

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What Makes Python A Great Language?

- Steve Dower tl;dr: Steve believes that Python's has an "incredibly well-balanced sense of what developers need to know." Examples of what this means are highlighted throughout. 

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