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😱 Falsehoods Programmers Believe in

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😱 Awesome Falsehood Awesome

A curated list of falsehoods programmers believe in.

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The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein[1]

Falsehood articles are a form of commentary on a particular subject, and are appreciated by the developer community at large for their effectiveness and terseness. They're a convenient written form to approach an unfamiliar domain by dispelling myths, point out common pitfalls, show inconsistencies and subtleties.

In a sense, Falsehood articles are a suite of wordy unit-tests covering extensive edge-cases provided by real-world usage.

Contents

Meta

Arts

Business

Dates and Time

Education

  • Falsehoods CS Students (Still) Believe Upon Graduating - A list of things (not only) computer science students tend to erroneously and at times surprisingly believe even though they (probably) should know better.
  • Postdoc myths -
    Lots of things are said, written and believed about postdoctoral researchers that are simply not true.
    .

Emails

Geography

Human Identity

Internationalization

On character encoding, string formatting, unicode and internationalization.

Management

Multimedia

  • Falsehoods About Video - Cover it all: video decoding and playback, files, image scaling, color spaces and conversion, displays and subtitles.

Networks

Phone Numbers

Postal Addresses

Science

Society

Software Engineering

Typography

Contributing

Your contributions are always welcome! Please take a look at thecontribution guidelines first.

License

CC0Content of this repository is licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 license. To the extent possible under law, Kevin Deldyckehas waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

The header image is based on a modifiedphoto taken in February 2010 by Iza Bella, distributed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0 UK license.

[1]: Notebooks, 1914-1916, page 14e (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1961). [↑]

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