Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.
Design your website for a graceful fail
A failure in secondary content doesn’t need to take down an entire website. Here, Etsy’s Mike Brittain explains how to build resilience into UIs and allow for graceful failures.
Big data in Europe
European application of big data is ramping up, but its spread is different from the patterns seen in the U.S. In this interview, Big Data Week organizers Stewart Townsend and Carlos Somohano share the key distinctions and opportunities associated with Europe’s data scene.
The rewards of simple code
Simple code is born from planning, discipline and grinding work. But as author Max Kanat-Alexander notes in this interview, the benefits of simple code are worth the considerable effort it requires.
Fitness for geeks
Programmers who spend 14 hours a day in front of a computer know how hard it is to step away from the cubicle. But as “Fitness for Geeks” author Bruce Perry notes in this podcast, getting fit doesn’t need to be daunting.
Joshua Bixby on the business of performance
Strangeloop’s Joshua Bixby discusses the business of speed and why web performance optimization is an institutional need.