Spring Framework 4.0 released

December 16th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

So many goodies …

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Announcing Spring Framework 4.0 GA Release
The Spring Framework re-invented enterprise Java in the last decade, becoming the dominant programming model in enterprise Java. Today we are releasing Spring Framework 4.0, a brand new major version of Spring that keeps Spring at the cutting edge of modern Java development.

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China's 1st moon rover, Yutu separated from lander early Sunday morning and rolled…

December 15th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

China's 1st moon rover, Yutu separated from lander early Sunday morning and rolled to moon surface.

科技一小步,人类一大步。

China’s 1st moon rover Yutu

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Charlie Munger: There's an old saying, "What good is envy? It's the…

December 14th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Charlie Munger: There's an old saying, "What good is envy? It's the one sin you can't have any fun at." It's 100% destructive. Resentment is crazy. Revenge is crazy. Envy is crazy. If you get those things out of your life early, life works a lot better.

Warren Buffett: Temperament is more important than IQ. You need reasonable intelligence, but you absolutely have to have the right temperament. Otherwise, something will snap you.

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The best advice I ever got
Wisdom isn’t cultivated just over time, but through relationships. The insights that follow feature some powerful pairings: business partners, government leaders, heads of foundations, mentors, mentees, friends, and something greater — all share a willingness to learn from one another and grow wise together.

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iWatch Urban concept

December 14th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

iWatch Urban concept

iWatch Urban concept

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Words of the day – Dutch Disease

December 14th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 2 comments »

In economics, the Dutch disease is the apparent relationship between the increase in exploitation of natural resources and a decline in the manufacturing sector (or agriculture). The mechanism is that an increase in revenues from natural resources (or inflows of foreign aid) will make a given nation's currency stronger compared to that of other nations (manifest in an exchange rate), resulting in the nation's other exports becoming more expensive for other countries to buy, making the manufacturing sector less competitive. While it most often refers to natural resource discovery, it can also refer to "any development that results in a large inflow of foreign currency, including a sharp surge in natural resource prices, foreign assistance, and foreign direct investment".

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Dutch disease – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In economics, the Dutch disease is the apparent relationship between the increase in exploitation of natural resources and a decline in the manufacturing sector (or agriculture). The mechanism is that an increase in revenues from natural resources (or inflows of foreign aid) will make a given …

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Modern war and donkeys

December 13th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

Modern war and donkeys

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Internaltional Guide for Problem Solving

December 13th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Internaltional Guide for Problem Solving

International Guide for Problem Solving

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Never underestimate the bandwidth and power of a face-to-face conversation

December 11th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

It trumps all forms of electronic communication.

In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done.

In this highly entertaining book, Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman cover basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. This is valuable information from two respected software engineers whose popular series of talks—including "Working with Poisonous People"—has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers.

Writing software is a team sport, and human factors have as much influence on the outcome as technical factors. Even if you’ve spent decades learning the technical side of programming, this book teaches you about the often-overlooked human component. By learning to collaborate and investing in the "soft skills" of software engineering, you can have a much greater impact for the same amount of effort.

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In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done.

In this highly entertaining book, Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman cover basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. This is valuable information from two respected software engineers whose popular series of talks—including “Working with Poisonous People”—has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers.

Writing software is a team sport, and human factors have as much influence on the outcome as technical factors. Even if you’ve spent decades learning the technical side of programming, this book teaches you about the often-overlooked human component. By learning to collaborate and investing in the “soft skills” of software engineering, you can have a much greater impact for the same amount of effort.

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