Fridays are for learning.1 These are some interesting links for the week ending May 4, 2018.
Interpretable machine learning is going to become more and more important; in my opinion black-box “computer says no” models will not be tenable much longer. (See also
eli5, very cool work from some colleagues.)
A faster Python
Keeping up with Kubernetes.
The state of stateful apps on Kubernetes.
Right after xkcd complained about Python packaging (and it is a mess), Debian accidentally broke
python3 -m venvin
sid. We’re gonna have to figure this out; hopefully there will be some hallway conversations about this at PyCon US 2018 next week.
What does it mean to do one thing?
Finally, last week’s deep dive into concurrency continues to resonate with me; I suspect its thesis is something that we’ll continue coming back to. In the meantime, here’s a talk the author did at Pyninsula 10 back in January, in which he live-implements “Happy Eyeballs” using these constraints/foundational pieces:4
If your work won’t let you spend even 10-20% of your time keeping up to date with your profession, quit your job and find a better one!↩
- A sad loss for ZeroVer advocates. ↩
- If something has a crazy orthography you know I’m gonna make use of it. ↩
The point of the paper being that by adding the right constraints, you get better, more elegant foundational flow control elements, as↩
while, et cetera.