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What do we really mean when we say that software is ‘dead’ or ‘dying’?

“The report of my death was an exaggeration,” Mark Twain once wrote in a letter to journalist Frank Marshall White. Twain’s quip is a fitting refrain for much of the software industry.

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Can DevOps promote empathy in software engineering?

If DevOps is, at a really basic level, about getting different teams to work together, then you could say that DevOps is a discipline that promotes empathy. It’s an interesting idea, and one that’s explored in Viktor Farcic’s book The DevOps Paradox.

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What is the history behind C Programming and Unix?

If you think C programming and Unix are unrelated, then you are making a big mistake. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, if the Unix engineers at Bell Labs had decided to use another programming language instead of C to develop a new version of Unix, then we would be talking about that language today.