Geek Reading December 15, 2015

To start our day, Priceonomics has a story on the Guinness brewer who revolutionized statistics. There are a few interesting points here, the brewer is the source of “Student’s t” which is something I was always curious about. In our world of bigger data, statistics will become increasingly useful to more people. And you never know where something interesting might pop up. At cumulative hypotheses, they talk about their negative reaction to the #NoEstimates movement. They present some very logical advice and arguments, so definitely a good idea to read it. Lastly, Paul Hammant follows on the “dynamic languages are finished” thread, but focusing on the tooling and how that is holding back those languages. This is something I wholeheartedly agree with. Coming from the Java world, you have excellent tools like Eclipse and IntelliJ. Going to dynamic languages is difficult for a lot of people without decent tools to make development easier.

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