A quick lap around Algorithmia, the online algorithm marketplace

Selling algorithms is becoming a thing on the internet. A number of big companies have started to sell access to their algorithms. It's an interesting business model. If you haven't got the smarts to implement an intelligent algorithm yourself, then buying one from Microsoft or Google looks like a really smart plan.

I'm not going to say that you will end up with a great solution. You still need to spend time to tune and integrate everything into a working solution, but it's a great start.

Write unit-tests if you want to learn open-source

Last week I created my first pull request for Akka.NET fixing a small bug that caused an exception when you concatenated two byte strings. Nothing major, but I felt a huge sense of accomplishment. Here's why. <!-- more -->

You get to see the developer culture of a different team