Four short links: 24 August 2016

Coop Handbook, Startup Engineering Management, Pokemon Go, and Availability vs. Latency

By Nat Torkington
August 24, 2016
Four short links
  1. The Loomio Coop Handbook — see also the Q&A on the Hacker News comment thread.
  2. Notes on Startup Engineering Management — every word of this is golden.
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  4. Pokemon Go User Numbers Drop — interesting line of thought, not explored in the article, is that the “cheats” people put in place (“show me where the Pokemon are”) are what enabled the flocking and social congregations. Correspondingly, the social use has stopped now that Niantic has blocked the third-party “where are they” services without providing their own functionality.
  5. PACELC TheoremPACELC stands for: if there is a partition (P), how does the system trade off availability and consistency (A and C); else (E), when the system is running normally in the absence of partitions, how does the system trade off latency (L) and consistency (C)?
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