Kind of a crazy concept in modern days: instead of running your application inside an Operatin System; your application pulls the full operating system and runs alone in dedicated hardware or Virtual Machine I assume. So you end up with something lightweight and with a much smaller attack surface area.
The paper is relevant only to C++ software engineers. But the overview part is interesting to everyone as it lists "expensive failures and accidents caused by mistakes in calculations involving different physical units"
Interesting things relevant to my field. Observations:
Notepad++ is the most popular editor.
Mac OS X (should be macOS) is the most popular OS among developers (!)
Unlike me, it seems like everyone is doing web-related stuff.
Only 1.8% are unemployed. Very low.
I wrote a little Automator Script, really nothing special, to dismiss the Core Location dialog automatically when you run Will Entriken's CoreLocationCLI tool. I wrote this as part of my efforts to find a stolen MacBook. He now posted it on the product page. Cool!
Nice intro to Mercurial, a distributed source code control system. If you do ANY type of coding, even HTML, and you use no source code control system, then you're an idiot (or just very uninformed). Mercurial is free and seems very easy and straightforward to install and use. It also appears to be very powerful. I will look into it for my personal projects.