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Last week of Women’s History Month

Although it’s the last week of March, it’s never too late (or too early!) to revisit our International Women’s Day (March 8) video. We asked several women at Detroit Labs, “What do you think has helped you succeed as a woman in tech?” Check it out.

 

Falsehoods Programmers Believe about Names

“As a public service, I’m going to list assumptions your systems probably make about names.  All of these assumptions are wrong. Try to make less of them next time you write a system which touches names.”

 

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Falsehoods Programmers Believe about Time

“I have seen so many of these misconceptions crop up in other people’s (and my own) programs that I thought it would be worthwhile to collect a list of the more common problems here.”

 

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The Planned Obsolescence of Old Coders

“Making the software industry more welcoming to coders past their thirties and creating roles suited for very experienced programmers will make companies more effective and more fair. These changes will also benefit the rest of us — in a society increasingly governed by software and algorithms, programmers must gain some wisdom to match their power.”

 

History: Why Does Closure Syntax Use the Keyword `in`?

Some tidbits of explanation.