Who’s Who in Bitcoin: Alt-Coin Advocate Dennison Bertram

Bertram suggests that a Bitcoin staging ground is vital to realizing the cryptocurrency’s full potential

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Who’s Who in Bitcoin: Alt-Coin Advocate Dennison Bertram
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Don’t be fooled by the US $100-plus exchange rate. Bitcoin is an experiment—a work in progress. Even the core developers of Bitcoin admit that it is still in beta. After all, the concept of a peer-to-peer digital currency was introduced only a little more than four years ago, and we still have much to learn about how it works, what its vulnerabilities are, and what its true potential is.

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Why Functional Programming Should Be the Future of Software Development

It’s hard to learn, but your code will produce fewer nasty surprises

11 min read
A plate of spaghetti made from code
Shira Inbar

You’d expectthe longest and most costly phase in the lifecycle of a software product to be the initial development of the system, when all those great features are first imagined and then created. In fact, the hardest part comes later, during the maintenance phase. That’s when programmers pay the price for the shortcuts they took during development.

So why did they take shortcuts? Maybe they didn’t realize that they were cutting any corners. Only when their code was deployed and exercised by a lot of users did its hidden flaws come to light. And maybe the developers were rushed. Time-to-market pressures would almost guarantee that their software will contain more bugs than it would otherwise.

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