This week, Marty and Victoria introduce a new segment tentatively titled “Thumbs up, Thumbs down”, break down some recent San Francisco propositions affecting AirBnB, discuss the UK Investigatory Powers Bill, and wrap up with a discussion on commenting: good, bad, and why?
What Marty’s up to
- Passing back midterms in CS 106B
- Causing trouble on Yik Yak
What Victoria’s up to
Utilizing social media to be hashtag-popular
Writing boilerplate code :(
Suffering long compile times :( :(
A new segment where we give a “quick” up or down vote to nerdy or tangentially technical phenomenon!
- Twitter Hearts: One of us is pro, the other is not. Guess who’s who!
- New Star Wars
- Amazon Launches IRL book store: Yay or Nah
- Open office floor plans: Terrible or terrrrrific?
- Cloud IDEs: Would you use one?
- Recent local elections in San Francisco: Prop A, I, and F
- UK Investigatory Powers Bill
- BBC news: Details of UK website visits ‘to be stored for year’
- Seven major takeaways from the U.K.’s proposed surveillance rules
- In contrast: Obama Won’t Seek Access to Encrypted User Data
- The Guardian: Snowden surveillance revelations drive UK and US policy in opposite directions
- Also: Megan Smith at GHC provides details into President Obama’s contributions as a technical leader
Discussion: Comments in code!
- Semi controversial: search “are comments in code good or bad”
- Covered in this discussion:
- Why comments are valuable, even though you should assume they’re never read
- Why it matters to comment even simple getters and setters
- When you shouldn’t use comments
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