I just got back to the UK from Seattle - two notoriously grey and rainy places - yet both were sunny, warm and beautiful. I hope that spring is as beautiful for you as it is for me, and if so, that you'll just mark this unread and go enjoy yourself. These are great articles, but they'll still be here when you're doing frolicking outside. Self-care, amirite?
- Introducing GitHub Package Registry
- They Were Promised Coding Jobs in Appalachia, Now They Say it Was a Fraud
I remember hearing about "Mined Minds" and how it intended to teach programming to out-of-work coal miners in order to turn coal mining communities into high-tech corridors. I thought it sounded brilliant and noble; unfortunately, it may have been neither.
- Systems Thinking as important as ever for new coders
A young man asks if there's value learning an "older" language instead of the new shiny. Scott argues that yes, because you're learning how systems are architected. Understanding the system is more important than a snapshot of a particular language.
- How Slack Hires a Red Team (and You Can Too!)
My team is (thankfully) large enough that we can support internal security and "red teams". But if you're small - and especially if you're just starting out with pentesting - it's wise to bring in somebody from the outside. Some good tips on how to hire a pentester on contract.
- TalkPython: Classic CS problems in Python
I had a bit of a formal computer science education, but I was also a bit self-taught. So I know how important the core concepts of CS are and I know that you can learn them independently. David Kopec talks about his book, a quick and approachable introduction to CS topics.
- .NET Rocks: .NET Core 3 and Beyond with Scott Hunter
I, for one, am super excited about the new changes in .NET Core 3, especially around performance and portability (two of my three favorite 'p's in software). Scott Hunter explains what's happening with .NET Core and when you can expect to see it in general availability.