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|A refactoring tool for Ruby, designed to make it safe to change code you don't confidently understand.|
|Mittsu makes 3D graphics easier by providing an abstraction over OpenGL.|
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|A Bluetooth device discovery service.|
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|CoreDNS is a DNS server that chains middleware. Successor of skydns.|
|Sinatra App in Docker to Amazon's ECS||sep 13|
|ECS is kind of like a grown-up, production-ready mashup of docker-compose and docker-swarm.|
|Why there is no CSS4 - explaining CSS Levels||sep 13|
|We had CSS1, and CSS2. We even had CSS2.1 and we then moved onto CSS3 – or did we?|
|5 Logstash Alternatives||sep 13|
|Logstash is clearly a popular choice, but that's not the only one, for logs aggregation.|
|The GitHub GraphQL API||sep 14|
|GraphQL represents a massive leap forward for API development.|
|Introducing debugger.html||sep 14|
|Microservices – Please, don’t||sep 14|
|The downsides and bad excuses for switching to micro-services.|
|Introducing 411: A new open source framework for handling alerting||sep 15|
|411 is a query scheduler: it executes saved Elasticsearch queries against your cluster, formats the results, and sends them to you as an alert.|
|A whole new GitHub Universe||sep 15|
|Github changed a lot of things this week in their UI.|
|HTTP Calls in Ruby||sep 15|
|Explore options in Ruby to make HTTP requests.|
|Ruby: Hash default value – be cautious when you use it||sep 17|
|If you decide to use a Hash default value that is other than nil and you don’t understand this concept, you might get into trouble.|
In my review this week I read that Old Geek post, which has a lot of comments under its feet. This is quite interesting. But I feel there is a confusion here.
From my experience, age is often related to stagnation. The more you accumulate, the heavier you are. It's heart-breaking to abandon years of investment in one type of knowledge. Therefore, generally speaking, older people are less flexible and less likely to surf on the waves of the new technologies.
But I can tell you as a fact that this is just a natural human law, that, like many others, can be bended. Bended by discipline, the same way we overcome our animal instincts. There are many old practitioners of our skill that became master in the art of change. The sacred art of eternal learning. The wisdom of daily questioning of previously acquired knowledge.
Obsolescence is not a question of age, but just a question of personality, environment and priorities. I know a handful of such oldgeeks that didn't yet reach their 30's. And personally (in my 49), I won't stop surfing any time soon. hahaha.