I fell in love with Git because I could do frequent local commits that matched my workflow, only "publishing" them when it was appropriate, in the format I wanted. Git did this for me, Subversion didn't.
I know that concept does not have to be inherent to the D in DVCS. But for me that was the killer feature. It changed everything for me. The gain from being able to do that dwarfed all the costs of learning Git.
This concept is exactly where I predict things will/should go. No idea if this particular product is any good though.
It's wasteful and expensive to duplicate components across many devices. Have them in one device, with other devices sharing them / as dumb terminals to them. If I want to do something on my phone, but on a big screen, I should be able to pull out a big dumb screen that talks to my phone. Of course in this scenario replace "phone" with "hub."
Counterpoint: as we gain the tech to do this kind of things, the hardware may become so cheap that we gain very little cost savings from not duplicating most of it.
Isn't this essentially the model for wearables already? Except with the opposite relationship: the phone is the smart device and the watch is relatively "dumb". This makes sense since it is easier for my phone to be much larger and more powerful, I can also take it out of my pocket if it gets too hot, etc. It looks like in this case they've made the watch smart and the larger screen dumb, which is novel, but I'm not sure I see the advantages. Also, I am much more apt to lose my watch than my phone, but maybe that is just me.
I don't know if the advanced stats themselves give Garnett his full due, but I feel like the members of the analytics community give Garnett his due, no question. He was truly amazing, likely the best player in the league for a stretch.
On the MIN team that won 58 games, the rest of the team in descending minutes order was
What I love is the beautifully pure metric offered by the 2008 trade, where they gave up KG and basically nothing, received a de-factor All Star (Jefferson) + some other stuff in return, and imploded to a degree that is rarely seen in the league.
It's funny for a 20-10-5 guy to be chronically under-rated form a stats POV, but I think he was. I always tell people he was like having some kind of die-roll modifier: opposing teams took -3 on all rolls, and members of his team got +3. 20-10-5 doesn't begin to show everything he did.
"My opinions have shifted in the past 10-15 years and I now think that permitting autonomous corporations to exist -- or even continuing the doctrine of corporate personhood -- are a terrible idea for humanity (because they're effectively AIs that compete with us, and not in a good way)."
"A society that runs on robot slaves who are, nevertheless, intelligent by virtue of having a human neural connectome for a brain, is a slave society ... The human society underpinning "Saturn's Children" got into bad trouble, relying on robot slaves as labour and disappearing up its own arse in the pursuit of virtual luxury."
I went back and looked up the details. It turns out that the protocol was that they were served two glasses of wine, one red, one white. They were actually the same (white) wine. The red wine had (flavorless) food coloring added. Yes, it's deceptive, but this sort of deception is common is psychological studies. I'd say it's fair game in this case.
You took weeks of vitally important notes in the Barnes and Noble app on your Android Tablet? With no attempt at any point to save them elsewhere? I would find this to be an insanely bad idea even if I hadn't read this post
That said, doesn't seem to offer a compelling alternative to Github, based on what they're currently saying. There could be value in tight integration with other Amazon tools, but that seems like it'll come more from intentional lock-in than added value.
Github is also very vulnerable on price if you have the need for a lot of small, private repos. If Amazon charges on storage (like they do with S3) instead of the number of repos, it will make this a compelling alternative for a lot of businesses.
Bitbucket is excellent for that use case. In fact, github often isn't even an option since even the largest plan is limited to 125 private repos. Bitbucket, meanwhile, has no limits on the number of repos (it's a fee per user instead)
I don't know. I used to work for AWS, and this sounds very link an internal tool that is used to manage the entire Amazon retail infrastructure. That being the case, this is going to be a lot more powerful and useful for online infrastructure (in AWS, obviously) than anything else out there. Even if it's not all that initially, I suspect the extra functionality will come sooner rather than later.
It's somewhat annoying I know, but I'm not going to go into more detail as I'm not sure about the legality of my position should I do so.
Edit: On review of their website, I had missed the announcements for Amazon CodePipeline and Amazon CodeDeploy, which between them provide all the missing functionality I hinted at above. And so yes, it looks like this is the internal tool I was referring to.
> That said, doesn't seem to offer a compelling alternative to Github
I have limited (but at lease some) experience in working with GitHub Enterprise, and for the longest time, their answer to backup was to turn the entire system offline while you performed the backup. I believe they have since improved in this area, but it was clear that while GitHub itself offers an extremely available service, GHE is severely lacking in this respect.
CodeCommit on the other hand promotes high availability from the start.
> I believe they have since improved in this area, but it was clear that while GitHub itself offers an extremely available service, GHE is severely lacking in this respect.
That is correct. On earlier versions of GitHub Enterprise backing up data was quite a hassle. For a consistent (repository) backup taken on the VM level you didn't have to shut it down, but you've had to switch the appliance into maintenance mode, effectively preventing people from getting things done. This isn't the case anymore though as we've shipped new backup utilities  and support for HA setups with the 2.0.0 major release  some time ago.