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How terrible software design decisions led to Uber’s deadly 2018 crash

How terrible software design decisions led to Uber’s deadly 2018 crash

Self-driving cars — NTSB says the system "did not include consideration for jaywalking pedestrians." Timothy B. Lee - Nov 6, 2019 9:52 pm UTC Radar in Uber's self-driving vehicle detected pedestrian Elaine Herzberg more than five seconds before the SUV crashed into her, according to a new report from the National Safety Transportation Board. Unfortunately,…
Pixel 4 has a huge flaw that no software update is going to fix – BGR

Pixel 4 has a huge flaw that no software update is going to fix...

Google has started fixing the Pixel 4 with the help of software updates, which has become sort of an annoying tradition for the phone series. For the time being, Google solved the Smooth Display issue, and it still has to fix the 3D face unlock security lapse that lets you unlock the phone even when…
Facebook says 100 software developers may have improperly accessed user data

Facebook says 100 software developers may have improperly accessed user data

Facebook on Tuesday disclosed that as many as 100 software developers may have improperly accessed user data, including the names and profile pictures of people in specific groups on the social network.The company recently discovered that some apps retained access to this type of user data despite making changes to its service in April 2018…
Layers in software: from data to value

Layers in software: from data to value

Then Back in the 2000s, we wrote applications in layers. Presentation layer, client, data transfer, API, business logic, data access, database. We maintained strict separation bet ween these layers, even though every new feature changed all of them. Teams organized around these layers. Front end, back end, DBAs. Business value exists only by flowing through…
Why Google, a software giant, is spending billions to get into gadgets – The Washington Post

Why Google, a software giant, is spending billions to get into gadgets – The...

Tech hardware is a notoriously difficult business. Companies that were once atop the world like Nokia and Motorola quickly saw favor shift in the direction of rivals like Apple and Samsung.Google, reliant on online advertising for about 84 percent of revenue, has nonetheless chased the device business for years. Less than two years after buying…

Software Is Hard (2007)

Home What It's All About Who Is This Guy? The List Complete Archive Personal  RSS Feed People   Software Is Hard By Kyle Wilson Sunday, August 19, 2007 "Software is hard," reads the quote from Donald Knuth that opens Scott Rosenberg's Dreaming in Code.  The 400 pages that follow examine why:  Why is software in a…
Update on free software and telemetry

Update on free software and telemetry

Four years ago, there was a guest blog post and discussion about free software and GitLab. That discussion has continued to inform GitLab’s free software philosophy for years and has served as a guiding light for making decisions on how we strike an appropriate balance in our open core strategy. On one hand, we value…

Scala: A software tool for microtonic, macrotonic and other alternative tunings

Scala is a powerful software tool for experimentation with musical tunings, such as just intonation scales, equal and historical temperaments, microtonal and macrotonal scales, and non-Western scales. It supports scale creation, editing, comparison, analysis, storage, tuning of electronic instruments, and MIDI file generation and tuning conversion. All this is integrated into a single application with…
Is the software world taking too much from the open source community?

Is the software world taking too much from the open source community?

Open for business? — "We have to draw a line between open source and the right to make money with open source." Scott Gilbertson - Oct 16, 2019 11:30 am UTC Enlarge / Stock photos continue to be a gift to the world. Maybe it's sometimes on par with open-source software.cnythzl / Getty ImagesFree and…
Notarizing Your Mac Software for  macOS Catalina  – News – Apple Developer

Notarizing Your Mac Software for macOS Catalina – News – Apple Developer

Notarizing Your Mac Software for macOS Catalina September 3, 2019 As a reminder, Mac software distributed outside the Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple in order to run on macOS Catalina. To make this transition easier and to protect users on macOS Catalina who continue to use older versions of software, we’ve adjusted…

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Microsoft E3 2019 live stream: how to watch Xbox’s big keynote...

How To Microsoft E3 2019 live stream: how to watch Xbox's big keynote online By Vic Hood How To  Jump in Image credit: Microsoft Wondering how you'll watch the Microsoft E3 2019 livestream? Well, look no further. Here's how to get all the latest Xbox announcements beamed straight from LA to your screen as they…

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