In Java 3 = 12

And then, after all that bashing of PHP being ugly and unpredictable, here comes this:

System.out.println(1 + 2 + " = " + 1 + 2);
// Output:
3 = 12

I understand why this happens, and how to work around it.  But I wasn’t expecting something as … simple … from the oh magestic Java.

O’Reilly Free Programming Ebooks


O’Reilly is giving away some programming ebooks for free.  Not the greatest of selections, but might still come handy, as subjects vary from Java and Python to micro-services and software architecture.  The books are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF, but you’ll need to register / login to download them.

Transit – format and libraries for passing values between programs written in different languages


Transit is a format and set of libraries for conveying values between applications written in different programming languages. This spec describes Transit in order to facilitate its implementation in a wide range of languages.

Awesome Awesomeness

Remember all those links to awesome PHP, Python, and Sysadmin?  Well, it was only a matter of time until the Awesome Awesomeness would be done by someone.  Awesome Awesomeness is a curated list of curated awesome lists.  Now you can follow a single list for all the awesomeness you can find.

Sentry – an event logging platform focused on capturing and aggregating exceptions

Sentry – an event logging platform focused on capturing and aggregating exceptions.  Most of the code is Open Source (except for a few proprietary plugins), in case you want to run your own hosted version.


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