If you find yourself jumping to defend a billionaire, any billionaire, chances that you’ve been fooled are higher than Me on 4/20z

External software quality telegraphs internal software quality.

They're different concepts but they are inextricable.

Had an amazing experience today facilitating a huge ensemble of 80 people together with Lev Konstantinovskiy at the PyConDE in Berlin. The people did very good and brought up lots of valuable Ideas. They devised the best solution for this exercise that I've seen yet.

Later we continued to work in small ensembles and it was remarkable to see the power of self-organization.

@infinitary@i8y.org That's interresting. I notice that the minimal hexagon is very simple and enables fast and good tests. One can add more complexity as needed, e.g. layers and dto pattern.

Exploring at the EBCONT Coding Dojo. Lots of great people and interresting discussions. Enjoyed it, and learned a lot. 🙌

“The thing that provides any meaning at all to the concept of a “service” in software terms is that it represents a boundary. There is a difference between what is known and what is exposed, on either side of these boundaries”

(p. 115, Modern Software Engineering, 2022)

Any experienced programmer worth their salt will tell you that •producing• code — learning syntax, finding examples, combining them, adding behaviors, adding complexity — is the •easy• part of programming.

The hard part: “How can it break? How will it surprise us? How will it change? Does it •really• accomplish our goal? What •is• our goal? Are we all even imagining the same goal? Do we understand each other? Will the next person to work on this understand it? Should we even build this?”

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Learning we drew this Diagram about the Red, Green, Refactoring Mantra together as a Group:

Computers have been beating the best human Go players since 2016. The Go world champion retired in part because AI is “an entity that cannot be defeated.”

But a human just trounced one of the world’s best Go AIs 14 games to 1: arstechnica.com/information-te

I think this news story is more interesting than it might first appear (without knowing details, so grain of salt). It isn’t just a gaming curiosity; it points to a fundamental flaw with “deep learning” approaches in general.

@BarneyDellar I agree, I might add something about that with a link to tims scatter gather

Thank you @emilybache it's a bit catchy, right? ☺️
Maybe a bit of a wake up call 😅

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