Four short links: 17 September 2018

Wasted Time, Caught Marshmallows, One-Command Language, and The 9.9%

By Nat Torkington
September 17, 2018
  1. The Developer CoefficientWhile it’s a priority for senior executives to increase the productivity of their developers, the average developer spends more than 17 hours a week dealing with maintenance issues, such as debugging and refactoring. In addition, they spend approximately four hours a week on “bad code,” which equates to nearly $85 billion worldwide in opportunity cost lost annually, according to Stripe’s calculations on average developer salary by country.
  2. High-Speed, Non-Deformation Marshmallow Catching — impressive! (via IEEE Spectrum)
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  4. SUBLEQ: A Programming Language with Only One Command — this is built of solid zomg, right down to the no-caps manifesto, aka interview with the author. (via BoingBoing)
  5. The 9.9% (The Atlantic) — In between the top 0.1% and the bottom 90% is a group that has been doing just fine. It has held on to its share of a growing pie decade after decade. And as a group, it owns substantially more wealth than do the other two combined.
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