For every question in twitterspace, somebody has tweeted an answer. Just not necessarily to that question.
Top-Ten lists are passé—ours goes to 11. These are the top titles that folks are interested in currently, along with their rank from last month. This is based solely on direct sales from our online store.
You Learn Something New Every Day
Today I learned that there are people whose job it is to play with baby otters all day. — @lxt
Apparently people are moving to West Virginia to flee wi-fi and cell phones: gaw.kr/p6H7aB — @kitalooclef
100% test coverage does not help you find a failure to increment a loop variable. — @headius
Magical: mysterious paper sculptures appearing in Edinburgh: bit.ly/n9zaV9 /via @harryharrold @finiteattention /cc @timoreilly — @SarahM
Paris apartment unlocked after 70 years, a time capsule from 1940. http://ow.ly/6upVG /cc: @studioloraine @voocreative — @irishgirl
Sometimes it’s good to see all 24 hours of a day. Gives you a chance to thoroughly evaluate it. — @chadfowler
You know what’s impossible? Finding a non-skanky Halloween costume. #firstworldproblem — @smoozle
If This Then That
IFTTT may be the hot new cloud app, but If This Then That is nothing new in Twitterspace.
If You Already Hate Windows 8 Then You Hate Technology. — @Gizmodo
If iOS is Post-PC OS then Windows 8 is Post-Post-PC OS. — @TaimurAsad
If I didn’t work in an English Dept., I wouldn’t have to worry about the office coffee lounge randomly closing for a 2-hour poetry reading. — @rjreporter
Yes, IFTTT is a long-established meme:
“If particular care & attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion."- Abigail Adams, 1776 http://ow.ly/6vvgl — @msmagazine
If If-Then has come to the cloud, can Case statements be far behind?
If plan A fails, just remember you still have 25 letters left. — @TEFBOYZ
Cue an Eh?
For every question in twitterspace, somebody has tweeted an answer. Not necessarily to that question, but we can fix that.
How many “best practices” are really coping mechanisms for poor practices? — @tottinge
In startup we practice all of Agile best practice: standoff meeting, backburner chart, and automated trolling. — @DEVOPS_BORAT
After accepting the first few people, I’ve never gone back to Google+. Am I missing out on something? — @marick
I forgot about Google Plus quicker than I forgot about Dre. — @inthefade
Even elephants have forgotten about Google Plus. — @ladymisskate
Always wonder why the grubhub cartoon guy is naked in this flow chart. img.skitch.com/20110914-e7cu1… — @amyhoy
I’ve been neglecting grubhub and netflix lately. Today seems to be a perfect day to make up for lost times. — @JenneNelson
Hi! I can help you with that, can you DM me your order number? — @GrubHub
@GrubHub Putting the “buzz” in busy since 1994! — @coreyhaines
It’s just coincidence that the page on Amazon showing a new kids’ book is also displaying a hip flask, right? — @KentBeck
I don’t like only ordering one thing because it’s not worth the postage so I’m going to buy a hip flask. — @LibbyJenkinson
Umm, so why does the city of Toronto need remote control lawnmowers? — @adamgoucher
My backyard here in Toronto looks like a jungle someone needs to cut the grass man! — @antony_671
Aw c’mon, you’re embarrassing us.
“@jlangr: new PragPub article, “The Only Agile Tools You’ll Ever Need” lnkd.in/YK_Jrn” [Right on!] — @RonJeffries
Developer and don’t read PragPub Magazine? If that’s the case then fix that now. bit.ly/oJpDbE #pragprog — @jockeholm
“You Don’t Pick Scala, Scala Has to Pick You.” Added PragPub#27 to Kindle, excited about @venkat_s’s new series about Scala. — @longyiqi
Wow, the @pragpub was pretty fantastic this month. I enjoyed the Scala articles, without being a Scala guy, and the agile tools article. — @JEG2
Did you know that Dr Dobbs hero Michael Swaine is chief editor of PragPub? A wonderful free mag by the PragProg guys! pragprog.com/magazines — @mtevruchte
When I see a book published by The Pragmatic Programmers, it’s very likely it’s a must read book. I’m very happy there is such a series. — @screencustoms
When I’ve gotten something out the door, and experiencing mixed feelings of euphoria and nothingness—that’s my cue to start reflecting. — @ellnestam
I love coming back to code I wrote a few months ago and having to rewrite big parts of it. It means I learned something since them. :) — @jaredrichardson
Yup. Legacy code is anything you wrote more than a few weeks ago... — @PeterBell
OH: “The guy whose code I’m cleaning is me 45 seconds ago... and that guy’s an idiot.” — @tottinge
Who Are Those Guys?
We told you last month, they’re not all guys. This month we followed Taimur Asad, Kent Beck, Peter Bell, DevOps Borat, TEF BOYZ, Ola Ellnestam, Chad Fowler, Gizmodo, Adam Goucher, James Edward Gray II, GrubHub, Corey Haines, Joakim Holm, Kate Horton, Amy Hoy, Ron Jeffries, Elizabeth Jenkinson, Kristi McKinney, Ms. Magazine, Brian Marick, Sarah Milstein, Jenne Nelson, Aleksej Nesterow, Charles Nutter, Tim Ottinger, Longyi Qi, Jared Richardson, Rebecca J. Ritzel, Antony Rodriguez, susan, Laura Thomson, MC Thumbtack, Marc te Vruchte, and Meghan Wilker. All tweets are the responsibility of their respective tweeters. Some capitalization and punctuation regularized to protect the negligent. Contents sold by weight, not volume. You can follow us at www.twitter.com/pragpub.