StartupDigest Hacker – June 17, 2011by StartupDigest on June 17, 2011
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What You Need to Read This Week
A Whole Bunch of Amazing Stuff Pseudo Elements Can Do
By Chris Coyier, CSS-Tricks
I’ve met a lot of developers that find CSS completely confounding, but using these pseudo element tricks you can get around some of the most common CSS limitations.
Scala: The Static Language that Feels Dynamic
By Bruce Eckel, Artima Developer
Bruce Eckel describes how the Scala type system works and how despite being static feels very “Pythonic” and dynamic.
Aha! Moments When Learning Git
From BetterExplainedKalid Azad demonstrates how some of the intricacies of Git work. If you’ve obtained an introductory understanding of how Git works, this post will help you get to the next level.
It’s official: developers get better with age. And scarcer.
By Peter Knego, Peter’s Blog
Peter Knego analyzes some Stack Overflow data to determine which age group is the most active and provides the best answers. His conclusion might be a little surprising: the older developers on the site provide more good answers than the younger users despite being outnumbered.
By Andy Hertzfeld, Folklore
Lastly we have a story about how the command key symbol came to be at Apple. (If you’re a computing history buff like me, you could easily spend hours reading the stories on forklore.org. Highly recommended.)