The Battle Between Centralization and Decentralization in Tech

Once upon a time, I was a distributed systems researcher specializing in graph partitioning algorithms. Those were thrilling days, though I must admit I didn’t enjoy the daily commute and the time away from my family. During that period, I delved deep into classic distributed systems conundrums like the Byzantine Generals Problem. When I discovered … Read more

A List of Lambda Functions? This Python Puzzle May Surprise You…

Guido doesn’t like lambda functions too much. Yet, most large code projects contain a lot of them! (Many coders use lambda functions as GUI callbacks, etc.) In this “Coffee Break Python” email series, we take a pragmatic approach regarding Python code style — living in the “is” rather than in the “should be” world. Can … Read more