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On Devlin’s Angle is a good post on the importance of mathematics in computer science education. Some people we are past this idea, but I think it is important to remember the foundation of our industry. Jon Pittman rails against the execution of the MVP idea, basically saying we have nailed the minimum product but tend to forget about viable. Front has a solid post on why they made their roadmap public. It may not be for everyone, but give it a read if you work in product development.

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A Smaller Piece of a Bigger Pie starts our day with a good post on cap-table dilution. Most people don’t understand how this works, so it is definitely worth a look. Otherwise, some security news should be a focus for today. Auth0 talks about vulnerabilities in JSON Web Token libraries. The Next Web reports on a WordPress risk regarding distributing malware.

I have the same minor note regarding April Fools day as I did yesterday. I believe all of the linked articles are true, but I offer my apologies if I was mistaken on any of these. This year, the jokes seemed much more obvious than other years.

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Amazon announced new “dense-storage” instances for EC2. This is not huge news but interesting in terms of trends. For the longest time, the big difference has been CPU or memory. Google Online Security talks about getting rid of unwanted ad injectors. These are terribly annoying and can really make a browser unusable in some cases. The NETRESEC blog talks about the GitHub DDoS attack as a “man-on-the-side”. Definitely an interesting read if you are fascinated by that kind of thing.

I do have one minor note regarding April Fools day. I believe all of the linked articles are true, tomorrow may be harder to determine as many sites will be posting “jokes” as serious news. Hopefully I will not link to one of those here, but I offer my apologies in advance if I do.

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Some more unpleasantness leading off today as VentureBeat reports on the DDoS attack on GitHub continuing and evolving. Also from VentureBeat, Google has started morphing some of Google+ as photos and videos are now available in Google Drive. By itself, this is not a big thing, but we know that Google has not been thrilled by the usage of Google+. This could just be a move to make Google+ even more pervasive as they get ready to push it heavily for enterprises.

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Mostly unpleasant news to lead our day. Zynga is now facing a lawsuit regarding potential fraud tied to its IPO. This could be interesting because it could make things a little harder for later IPOs. Slack reports that their user database was hacked. Thankfully, it does not sound like any confidential information was stolen.

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