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Awesome Falsehood Awesome Build Status

A curated list of awesome falsehoods programmers believe in.

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.

  • Ludwig Wittgenstein

Contents

Foreword

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.

Meta

Arts

Business

Dates and Time

Emails

Geography

Human Identity

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

Internationalization

Software Engineering

Contributing

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

Good Candidates

Here is a non-restrictive list of items which are good candidates for inclusion in this awesome list.

Falsehood Articles

Articles following the falsehood scheme are prime candidates for inclusion in this awesome list.

These articles starts with the hypothesis that developers have a naive, simple view of the subject at hand. Then proceed to list a set of candid assumptions that might be held by such programmers. Each one is intentionally false, and sometimes illustrated by a counter-example.

A list of falsehood is crafted as a progression that is designed to refine concepts. Having read the whole list of falsehood, the reader should possess a global, if not complete, overview of the domain being targeted by the article, including most, if not all, its pitfalls, edges-cases and inconsistencies.

In the worst case, these articles might provoke an emotional reaction and cause flipping table. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Libraries

When possible, we provide a list of programming libraries or modules that may solve, or try to, the complexities and idiosyncrasies pointed by the falsehood articles above.

So we can put back tables in place. ┬─┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)

Data Structures

Data models and structures generic enough to cover and address most of the falsehoods are also welcome in this page.

License

CC0

Content of this repository is licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

To the extent possible under law, Kevin Deldycke has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.