There are two major lessons to be learned from this weekend's fiery freeway collapse in Oakland, California.
The first lesson is that, despite all that concrete and steel, when faced with intense heats close to 3,000°F, freeways built to withstand earthquakes crumble like toys.
The second is that we generally take even heavily congested commutes for granted. San Francisco Bay Area commuters are now looking at months of overcrowded and out-of-the-way alternative routes while contractors and engineers clean up the mess of melted roadway.
Thankfully, software developers are commuters just like you and me. I've … Read more