Recursion or while loops: Which is better?

This article was posted originally on Arstechnica. It’s a question young programmers confront often. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. It’s a response often encountered during technical interviews: “OK, you ...

IBM buys UrbanCode for its devops chops

This was posted originally on Gigaom. SUMMARY:Big Blue says UrbanCode’s software works well with its own Worklight mobile application development platfrom to speed up the creation and deployment of mobile (and cloud) apps. If there was any doubt that devops — the practice of getting development and operations teams to work together to design and ...

Deep thinking on complex systems: A devops reading list

This was posted originally on Gigaom photo: Shutterstock / Linda Parton SUMMARY:GigaOM contributor James Urquhart shares some of the best books, blogs and other information on the concepts of devops and complex IT systems. As I wrap up my series digging into the relationship between complex systems, devops, anti-fragility and IT systems, I wanted to give ...

I can write code, but can’t design well. Any help?

Reading books can only get you so far—and sometimes that’s just far enough. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. user396089 is more than competent when it comes to writing code in “bits and ...