Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: programming

131 bookmarks tagged “programming

The Language Agnostic, All-Purpose, Incredible, Makefile | Mindlessness
I like to use Makefiles. I like to use Makefiles in Java. I like to use Makefiles in Erlang. I like to use Makefiles in Elixir. And most recently, I like to use Makefiles in Ruby. I think you, too, would like to use Makefiles in your environment, and the engineering community would benefit if more of us used Makefiles, in general.

Scaling in the presence of errors—don’t ignore... — programming is terrible
Scaling in the presence of errors—don’t ignore them Building a reliable, robust service often means building something that can keep working when some parts fail. A website where not every feature is...

What Does a Coder Do If They Can't Type? | Objective Funk
In August of 2015, my hands stopped working. I could still control them, but every movement accumulated more pain, so every motion came with a cost: getting dressed in the morning, sending a text, lifting a glass. I was interning at Google that summer about to begin a PhD in Scotland, but coding all day would have left me in agony. In relating this story, I often mention that for months before I learned to work without my hands, I had nothing to do but go to a bar and order a shot of...

Chasing 10X: Leveraging A Poor Memory In Engineering
When I was burned out and my software engineering career was collapsing, I found that using spaced repetition was the one thing that enabled me to improve faster than I had imagined.

Natural Language Processing is Fun! – Adam Geitgey – Medium
Computers are great at working with structured data like spreadsheets and database tables. But us humans usually communicate in words, not in tables. That’s unfortunate for computers. A lot of…

Learn to Code for Free – Grasshopper
Grasshopper is the coding app for beginners. With fun, quick lessons on your phone, the app teaches adult learners to write real JavaScript.