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The Land of 10,000 Links #2


The Role of Interfaces in TypeScript
I have a love / hate relationship with C# interfaces. I love them when I’m writing implementation code, but I hate them when unit testing because I’d usually rather have duck typing. Now they are available to JavaScript coders via TypeScript.

Rubyx Cube

Should Ruby use Ruby to configure Ruby?

Ruby Rogues 87 – Book Club: Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby with Sandi Metz
I don’t do Ruby in my day job, but I love the current discussion surrounding OOP in the Ruby Community. The Ruby Rogues podcast has been one of my favorite podcasts over the past year or two.

Hardware Wars

Valve’s Gabe Newell on Steam Box, Biometrics, and the Future of Gaming
The “Steam Box” concept continues look promising.

Caught in a .NET

Microsoft debuts an OSS VM Hub
I would have laughed you out of the room if you told me this would exist a year ago. Microsoft continues to win me over with their recent OSS efforts. Azure has turned out to be a great platform.

Steve Bohlen goes to work for Microsoft
I’ve learned a lot from this guy over the years through his contributions to the developer community. I think this is a great fit for him.

Ten Tricks for Razor Views
Did you know all of these? I didn’t.

Building a Real-time Exception Monitor with NServiceBus and SignalR
Two cool technologies come together to make a really neat error dashboard.


.Net Web dev Mac – Nuget, Monodevelop and Nancy
This post is a nice follow-up to the post I linked yesterday about the NuGet plugin for MonoDevelop.

Mono 3.0.3 has been released
The major features of this release relate to concurrent GC and improvements in async.

Software Craftineering

IDE Culture vs. Unix philosophyy
This is a pretty epic rant against IDE culture.

Hyper Media

Behind the scenes of Bowie’s Bold New Website
David Bowie’s website has mirrored his career over the past decade – it was last redesigned 10 years ago. I’m happy to see it revamped.

My Father’s “Eviscerated” Work
It turns out that Christopher Tolkien is not a fan of Peter Jackson’s movies. Personally, I love both the novels and the movies, but I can see where he is coming from.

Game over, man!

Commodore Microcomputer Magazine
New (old) Commodore magazines are up at archive.org

Post-Planescape: Fargo Reveals The Future Of Torment
It turns out that Planescape: Torment’s spiritual successor is going to be set in the Numenera setting. I’m very happy about this.