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Psychology of Code Readability | by Egon Elbre | Medium
By no means should this be regarded as truth, but rather a model that I’ve found extremely helpful in understanding and finding better ways of writing code. I think one of the things every programmer…

Coding with voice dictation using Talon Voice · Josh W Comeau
Earlier this year, I developed Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, a repetitive-strain injury, in both of my elbows. As a result, I pretty much can't…

blokdots is a simple to use software to build interactive hardware prototypes without a line of code.

The Art of Debating: A Useful Skill for Software Developers
The keys to debate effectively as a software developer and therefore bringing value to yourself and your company.

The Frink is Good, the Unit is Evil • Hillel Wayne
One day Alan Eliasen read a fart joke and got so mad he invented a programming language. 20 years later Frink is one of the best special purpose languages for dealing with units. “But why do we need a language just for dealing with units?” Glad you asked! Intro to Units A unit is the physical property a number represents, like distance or time. We almost always are talking about SI units, or Système international.

Against Testing | Hacker News
Writing tests (or deleting them, refactoring them, etc.) should always involve a cost/benefit calculation, even if it's a rough mental estimate that's not written down. In particular, that requires answering "How much effort will this test take me to write/debug?", "How much extra confidence will having this test give me?", "What level of confidence do I feel comfortable with?" and "Could I achieve higher confidence spending this effort on something else?".

Most tech content is bullshit -
“One of the great commandments of science is, "Mistrust arguments from authority." Too many such arguments have proved too painfully wrong. Authorities must prove their contentions like everybody else.” ~ Carl Sagan

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.