This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange , a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites . Chris Devereaux has recently been reading up on "Literate Programming," an innovative (and mostly unused) approach to programming developed by Donald Knuth in the 1970s. It got him thinking about new ways of implementing tests. "Well-written tests, especially BDD-style specs, can do a better job of explaining what code does than prose does," he writes in his question . Also, tests "have the big advantage of verifying their own accuracy." Still, Chris has never seen tests written inline with the code they test. Why not? See the original question here . Bigger files, less clear code Baqueta Answers (63 votes): The only advantage I can think of for inline tests would be reducing the number of files to be written. With modern IDEs this really isn't that big … [Read more...] about Why not write tests inline with code?
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Health regulators in Brazil say that doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine contain a cold-causing virus capable of replicating in human cells. The unintended presence of the virus in the vaccine can “lead to infections in humans and can cause damage and death, especially in people with low immunity and respiratory problems, among other health problems,” Brazil’s Health Regulatory Agency, Anvisa, said Wednesday in a translated statement . Russia has unequivocally denied the claim, lobbed legal threats at Anvisa, and accused the respected regulators of being politically motivated to reject the vaccine. Still, Brazil’s findings raise serious questions about the quality and safety of the vaccine, which is now being used in many countries. The findings also support concerns of Slovak regulators, who said earlier this month that batches of Sputnik V they received did not “have the same characteristics and properties ” as the Sputnik V vaccine that was described in a … [Read more...] about Brazil rejects Sputnik V vaccine, says it’s tainted with replicating cold virus
Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard has always had a special relationship with his brother Bailey. The video above, which was first posted during March Madness , shows the strength of the brothers' bond. When their father passed away, Bailey became a father-figure for Meyers and the tough times they went through brought them closer together. "With hardship and getting through hardship," says Bailey, "that only helps bring people closer together." SEE ALSO: Inside Adidas and Derrick Rose's Digital 'Return' Meyer had to grow up without a father, and eventually, he had to learn to live without his big brother as well. In 2008, Bailey joined the Marines. "It was such a shock to me," says Meyers, "I went to my room and cried. I'd never not had my brother." In early March, Bailey decided to surprise his brother, who he hadn't seen play for more than two years. Watch the video yourself to see the touching reunion. 7 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You're Sharing … [Read more...] about See the Touching Bond Between NBA Player and Marine Brother
Amazon workers at four different facilities near Staten Island have begun the process of unionizing with the Amazon Labor Union . The organizing effort is being led by Christian Smalls, a former warehouse worker who was fired in March after organizing a walkout to protest unsafe working conditions during the pandemic, according to Protocol . The company has responded by posting anti-union messages on TV screens at JFK8, the fulfillment center where Smalls used to work. “KNOW THE FACTS BEFORE YOU SIGN A UNION CARD,” reads one of the messages obtained by Motherboard . “If someone asks you to provide your personal information or sign a union card, do not release your personal information without knowing all the facts.” Several hundred workers at JFK8 have already signed cards in support of the union, Smalls told Protocol . In total, the warehouse employs roughly 5,000 workers. The union could present the cards to Amazon as early as June. The effort comes on the heels of … [Read more...] about A fired Amazon worker is trying to unionize four NYC-area facilities
Amazon has announced that over 500,000 of its workers will get a permanent increase in their hourly wages starting in mid-May, from as low as an additional 50 cents an hour to as much as three extra dollars per hour (via GeekWire ). That’s a substantial chunk of its 1.3 million person workforce getting at least a small pay bump, and the company shared that it’s investing over $1 billion in these pay increases. Amazon said that it’s also on a hiring spree for “tens of thousands of jobs across our operations in the US.” Amazon previously recognized its warehouse and delivery workers with a $2 pay bump last March as the company worked to meet increased demand during the pandemic, but that was a temporary raise that disappeared in May 2020 , shortly after the United States had reached 100,000 deaths; the coronavirus pandemic has killed over 400,000 additional people in the United States since then. The company confirmed to The Verge that the pay bumps announced Wednesday are … [Read more...] about Amazon’s pay raise for over 500,000 workers comes at an interesting time