The Road to Python3

When Python3 came out in 2009, it was already heavily debated. Python3 would be incompatible with previous versions of the popular language, but fix many drawbacks. While the vision was clear and the community initially planned to move forward much quicker. The demand for having a 2.x branch was so huge, however, that the community decided to extend support for 2.7 until the end of 2019. Stack Overflow took a look on why the path took so long.

The Road to Python3: Stack Overflow took a look.

Former Munich Mayor Explains How Microsoft Hates Linux

Christian Ude, Oberbürgermeister von München zwischen 1993 und 2014.

Christian Ude speaks in a new interview about what Microsoft did in Munich and elsewhere in Europe in order to undermine GNU/Linux and impose Microsoft Windows on everybody, together with all the spyware Microsoft provides for it (likely violation of privacy laws)

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Source: Former Mayor of Munich Explains How Microsoft Hates Linux | Techrights

Klimaanalyse: „Oktoberfest“

Was für die Münchner unter den Lesern.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest ‘produces 10 times as much methane as Boston’

Via The Guardian.

Google introduced AR navigation.

Apparently it’s not just a cool new feature but a controversial discussion.

What you do is who you are.

Ben Horowitz, of Andreessen Horowitz (software is eating the world), wrote a new book. It is titled “What you do is who you are.“, and will, following the announcement, discuss corporate cultural standards and how they changed over the years, of course with a particular focus on the tech industry. It’s a hot candidate for this winters reading list.

Sony confirms PlayStation 5

Surprise! Sony’s Playstation 5 will be called: Playstation 5!

Along with new haptic feedback tech that replaces rumble in controllers.

Source: Sony confirms PlayStation 5 name, holiday 2020 release date – The Verge

Meute in Paris

Strikt betrachtet ist Meute ja auch blos eine Coverband, aber die Techno Marching Band tourt damit ja nicht durchs Land, sondern schafft es, zu Recht, größere Hallen zu füllen. Für heute liefert Meute den Soundtrack des Abends.

via FernsehErsatz

Async / Await with Python

Asynchronous programming with Python, explained.

On Realpython, to read.

Once again, here on LivePython. Sometimes it’s better to listen.

User Onboarding the Right Way

For a Product Manager, User Experience is a huge topic that draws a lot of thought and energy. Crunchbase today sent me this in their newsletter, discussing an aspect that is often underestimated. While the example seems odd, it has a good point, countering other guidance to raise customer engagement. For people that remember Ok Cupid or match.com, the article is a good read.

OK Cupid
Ok Cupid

How do you do user onboarding right? Here is what Alex Paley, Head of Studio at Glu Mobile learned over his years building onboarding experiences in mobile games.

Source: User Onboarding the Right Way: 3 Tips for Better Product Onboarding

Do away with the Product Owner Role

Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software has an opinion on Scrum’s Product Owner Role. It’s controversial, and Product people will disagree.