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Open collaboration on COVID-19 – The GitHub Blog

The power of open source is inspiring. I strongly encourage you to think if your project can use the collaborative potential of open source for good; not just for #COVID-19, but in general. Re-inventing the wheel is ok if it has unique value, but…does it?

– Dak


Explore some impactful open source projects being created by teams around the world in response to COVID-19.
— Read on github.blog/2020-03-23-open-collaboration-on-covid-19/

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Beautiful code

If you are a programmer, or a manager of programmers, it is critically important to keep working to improve your craft and your sense of what good code is.  This book, Beautiful Code, edited by Andy Oram and Greg Wilson is a great collection of articles from leading practitioners in the field.  Very much worth your time.  (I don’t know Andy Oram, but I have corresponded with Greg Wilson, and we both attended University of Oregon.)

I decided to read this while browsing some papers and books at the ACM digital library, and got hooked.   Highly recommended.

(I’ve been taking more advantage of my Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) membership recently and the additional ‘digital library’ access; also recommended.)

Best regards,

Dak