What we've been reading

Machine Learning Crash Course

Google releases a Machine Learning crash course.
https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/crash-course/

Archiving the project: suspending the development

Goodnight PhantomJS...
https://github.com/ariya/phantomjs/issues/15344

Let Blackfire profile all requests while you browse

Blackfire releases mechanism to profile all requests as you browse.
https://blog.blackfire.io/profile-all-requests.html

Update: Connect to Slack over IRC and XMPP

Slack is dropping support for IRC/XMPP.
https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/201727913-Connect-to-Slack-over-IRC-and-XMPP

A 1.3-Tbs DDoS Hit GitHub, the Largest Yet Recorded

Github recently survived the biggest DDoS attack ever recorded.
https://www.wired.com/story/github-ddos-memcached/

I did mob programming every day for 5 months. Here’s what I learnt.

One guy's positive experience with "Mob Programming".
https://medium.com/comparethemarket/i-did-mob-programming-every-day-for-5-months-heres-what-i-learnt-b586fb8b67c

Everything Easy is Hard Again

Great article talking about the complexities of modern web development.
https://frankchimero.com/writing/everything-easy-is-hard-again/

Quickly review changed functions in your PHP pull requests

GitHub introduces way for PHP developers to easily review changed functions.
https://github.com/blog/2512-quickly-review-changed-functions-in-your-php-pull-requests

--force considered harmful; understanding git's --force-with-lease

Use git --force-with-lease so that the branch is only updated if it is in the expected state.
https://developer.atlassian.com/blog/2015/04/force-with-lease/


Podcasts we've been listening to

80: Tom Schlick - Building Multitenant Applications

Great podcast from Adam Wathan on writing multi-tenancy web apps.
http://pca.st/heNh

About the author

Tom Houdmont

Tom Houdmont

Tom is a Solution Architect at Box UK. He likes learning about exciting new technologies, solving difficult problems, and promoting teamwork and transparency on his projects.

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