This Week in Spring - January 5th, 2016 (5th Anniversary Edition!)

Engineering | Josh Long | January 06, 2016 | ...

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring and welcome back from what I hope was a restive, fun new year!

This week, we mark the fifth anniversary of This Week in Spring which Adam Fitzgerald and I started (based on some discussion with Keith Donald in January 2011) fresh from the 2010 holidays.

Since then I've done my level-headed best to publish it every week (no exceptions! no missed weeks!) before midnight in Hawaii on Tuesday, every week, no matter what timezone I find myself in for that week! The world's a big place, so from the perspective of someone sitting in, say, New York City, it may seem sometimes like this blog goes up midday Monday (00:00AM in various Asian countries) or early morning Wednesday (23:59 in Hawaii) - that's a lot of variability! But I assure, you it's always Tuesday when I post it!

I post whenever I can get around to it. If I know I'll be on a long 10-20hr plane ride I'll make sure to pre-publish it or to schedule it if it's still Monday wherever I am.

In the beginning, Adam Fitzgerald and, in the last few years, Pieter Humphrey have been invaluable in, among many other things, making sure that the post isn't missing a link or that I - in haste - didn't fat finger something. Thanks gents, I truly couldn't have done it without you!

Of course, the biggest contributors to This Week in Spring - and the reason I love doing it - is all of you, the community, whose energy and enthusiasm drives you to go above and beyond; to write blogs, record talks, present slidedecks, and generally help spread mastery worldwide. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Here's to many more installments and as always don't hesitate to ping me on Twitter (@starbuxman) with contributions, feedback or anything else.

And now, with that out of the way, let's get onto another content-packed roundup!

(I almost dated the post 2015 by accident!)

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