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25 January 2012 ~ Comments Off

How GitHub Uses GitHub to Build GitHub

I wrote a post a while back linking to an interesting video about the culture at GitHub, entitled: Optimizing for Happiness – why you want to go work at Github!.
Since then, i’ve watched a few other interesting talks about the culture and how …

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28 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

Optimizing for Happiness – why you want to go work at Github!

If you are a manager or high up in any company then I highly recommend you watch this video of a recent talk by Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github. It’s around an hour in length but I urge you to take the time to watch it – it’s…

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09 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

Threading / Blocking vs Event Driven Servers (and Node.js)

I was just reading an old (Nov 2009) article by Simon Willison (of Django, The Guardian and Lanyrd Fame) discussing the emergence of Node.js. Two of the things in particular I found interesting about the article: Firstly, he cleverly predicted the importance and future popularity of Node.JS – and boy was he right. A year [...]

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