Gentlemen, we need to have a conversation about feminism, privilege, and ourselves.
Software design decisions are always trade-offs. You can build software that does one specialized thing and does it extremely well. You can build software that does everything in a problem-space and does it acceptably well. But you can't build software that is both extremely flexible and extremely effective. Depending on the situation, you want to choose one over the other.
A client uses OneLogin for their single-sign on services. We're building their website hosted on Heroku. We needed to build that SSO integration, and fortunately the folks over at OneLogin have released a very adaptable and well demonstrated toolkit for writing SAML SSO integration in Python. Heroku was the hard part.
The Supreme Court last Friday issued their decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, removing all laws and state amendments denying marriage licenses to gay couples. Voices in the religious right, from Republican presidential hopefuls to public officials to religious leaders, all lined up to claim the decision violates their religious liberties. The ACLU announced it would no longer defend religious freedom laws like the Religious Freedom Restoration Act because "religious liberty doesn’t mean the right to discriminate or to impose one’s views on others."
This morning, the Supreme Court decided King v. Burwell, the second legal challenge to the PPACA, aka ObamaCare, that the highest court in the land has heard. Again, the Court upheld the law, and again Roberts penned a head-scratcher of a majority decision.
Last Wednesday, Elia Schito tweeted from his personal account, apparently referring to gender reassignment surgery:
Photographs from the opening reception for Unburied: The Secrets We Keep, a gallery showing at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia, featuring the art of Isabel Cureux, Naphtali Ginsberg, Marcus Ellison, and Donald Harris, Jr., curated by Isabel Cureux.
Methodologies and philosophies on screening, interviewing, and hiring software developers go through fads and phases, as popular wisdom is debunked, thought leaders share their methods, and developers themselves are promoted and bring their own experience to bear. Most of us would agree that nobody's really doing this right, and we don't really agree what "right" would look like.