/Antipattern

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Phone Numbers

tl;dr: 26 falsehoods including: (1) All individuals have a phone number. (2) You can call any phone number. (3) An individual has only one phone number. (4) A phone number uniquely identifies an individual. (5) Phone numbers cannot be re-used, and more.

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Why Johnny Won't Upgrade

- Jacques Mattheij tl;dr: Why are users so reluctant to update software? Jacques believes "software vendors collectively royally messed it up," and has a list of specific reasons why software should be updated.

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Five Code Review Antipatterns

- Trisha Gee tl;dr: (1) Nit-picking (2) inconsistent feedback (3) last-minute design changes (4) ping-pong reviews (5) ghost reviewer.

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50 years of RFCs

- Darius Kazemi tl;dr: The author is reading and analyzing a RFC each day for 365 days. RFC stands for Request for Comments and is "intended to invite conversation rather than stand as a record of authoritative ideas". RFCs were traditionally typewritten with hand-drawn diagrams, and sent via the postal service. ✉️📮

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