kdeldycke/awesome-falsehood

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 mythsLots 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 the
contribution guidelines first.

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.

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

Footnotes

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

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