This is going to be fun. I haven’t written a Fun Friday article this year and my queue of things to share is sizable. To top it off, I haven’t been keeping my self-imposed quota of at least one article a day, so my general queue of articles to comment on has grown out of control. This post will contain some fun things I want to share as well as a few backlogged articles that are pretty interesting.
Want to relive the fun of rebooting older operating systems? The Restart Page has you covered.
Developers are religious about the text editor they use, that’s no surprise. Need to vent your anger for Eclipse? Look no further than I Hate Eclipse. If you’re looking for a new text editor Sublime Text 2 Beta is out. Oh, and Emacs is the one true editor.
Parse has found an interesting way to filter through resume overload often accompanied by job postings. To apply you have to submit JSON to their API. Smart.
Ash Moran wrote an article to help you get your crap together instead of just throwing more developers at the problem.
If you’re not up on your
patchninja skills this article walks you through creating and applying patches.
Do you find the Java syntax to be too verbose? Eleftheria Drosopoulou says she likes the verbosity of Java because it forces you to understand the code you are using. I can see where she’s coming from but I think the verbosity of the syntax actually impedes its readability.
All Programmers Are Self-Taught is short post about how a computer science education doesn’t actually teach you how to program. I tend to agree but the author is still a student, so maybe he needs to take a few more classes.
That should give you plenty to read over the weekend.