# Falsehood

## 😱 Awesome Falsehood ¶

A curated list of falsehoods programmers believe in.

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.

## 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 myths - Lots of things are said, written and believed about postdoctoral researchers that are simply not true..

## Internationalization¶

On character encoding, string formatting, unicode and internationalization.

## Multimedia¶

• Falsehoods About Video - Cover it all: video decoding and playback, files, image scaling, color spaces and conversion, displays and subtitles.

## Contributing¶

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

## Footnotes¶

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.

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