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Don't learn to code. Learn to think.

It seems like everyone is trying to learn to code: Code.org has celebrities like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Chris Bosh telling you anyone can code; CoderD...

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You are what you document

Hey, grab a seat—we need to talk about documentation. Now, I know what you're thinking: documentation is tedious, a chore, an afterthought, a redundant so...

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Bitcoin by analogy

Bitcoin is the first purely digital, decentralized money. It has been on my mind a lot lately and apparently, I'm not the only one. Paul Graham called it a para...

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Bitcoin Comments

Got fast download but slow upload speeds? Here's a fix.

If you’ve found that your download speed is great, but your upload speed is abysmal, I’ve got a possible solution for you. I struggled with this issue for a whi...

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HowTo Comments

Six programming paradigms that will change how you think about coding

Every now and then, I stumble across a programming language that does something so different that it changes how I think about coding. In this post, I want to s...

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So long, and thanks for all the t-shirts

In 2009, I joined LinkedIn as a Software Engineer. 5 years, 25 t-shirts, 50 hackdays, 4000 employees, several hundred million members, a billion dollars in reve...

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LinkedIn Comments

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with the Play Framework

Are you trying to get started with the Play Framework? Struggling to wrap your head around Futures, SBT, Scala, Functional Programming, or Iteratees? Then you've ...

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Maxing out at 50 concurrent connections with Play or Netty on OS X? Here's a fix.

I recently ran across a strange problem with the Play Framework and Netty: on Linux, my Play app could easily handle thousands of concurrent connections; on OS...

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Composable and Streamable Play Apps

A blog post I wrote on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog about Composable and Streamable Play Apps::

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A thousand lives

The other day, I was going through some old files on my computer, and stumbled across a paper that blew my mind. It was a technical write up of an experiment wi...

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