Writing great documentation

Writing great documentation

This advice will mostly be targeted towards those documenting libraries or frameworks intended for use by other developers, but much of it probably applies to any for of technical documentation.

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RethinkDB looks promising

RethinkDB is out – an open-source distributed database

RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents, and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins and group by, and is easy to setup and learn.

An open-source distributed database with an intuitive query language, parallelized queries, and much more! It’s called RethinkDB and you can fork it on GitHub. What’s not to like?

Agile development & WMSS

Agile development & WMSS

I think what I called We Make Shitty Software is in other words the same thing as the agile process. Whatever it’s called, we all acknowledge that our software is imperfect, it’s a process, but we’re working to make it better, and more responsive to users.

Agile development & WMSS

I think what I called We Make Shitty Software is in other words the same thing as the agile process. Whatever it’s called, we all acknowledge that our software is imperfect, it’s a process, but we’re working to make it better, and more responsive to users.

FPC: a floating-point compressor

FPC is a very fast lossless compressor with better results than most traditional algorithms:

FPC compresses linear sequences of IEEE 754 double-precision floating-point values by sequentially predicting each value, xoring the true value with the predicted value, and leading-zero compressing the result.