On Internet as a city

If the contemporary internet is a city, Wikipedia is the lone public park; all the rest of our public spaces are shopping malls—open to the general public, but subject to the rules and logic of commerce.

A public service Web invites us to imagine services that don’t exist now, because they are not commercially viable, but perhaps should exist for our benefit, for the benefit of citizens in a democracy.

Source: Building a More Honest Internet – Columbia Journalism Review

Git Branching Strategies: which one should I pick?

Git Flow – Atlassian family

 

GitHub Flow – GitHub family

 

Release Flow – Microsoft’s Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) family

 

Source: Git Branching Strategies: which one should I pick? – Nebbia Technology

On learning from nature – roots of Strangler Pattern

huge strangler figs. They seed in the upper branches of a tree and gradually work their way down the tree until they root in the soil. Over many years they grow into fantastic and beautiful shapes, meanwhile strangling and killing the tree that was their host.

Source: StranglerFigApplication