Compendium of Wondrous Links vol IV

Some gifs showing Vim capabilities. Why I use Vim. More about the philosophies behind vim. Why Atom can’t replace vim. A browser game, similar to the great Threes for iOS, with a binary twist. 2048 It can be a little addictive, though. An this is another brilliant game. Create your own metro system. Mini Metro. 3 wrong ways of storing a password and some examples to do it in a more proper way. And more about setting a salted password hashing. Don’t be a technical masochist. It is good to have options and recognise… Read More

Let your fellow developers know they’re great

I think that one of the most challenging things in my life as a developer is the Impostor Syndrome. Unless you’re stuck into a mediocre job, where everyone around you is pretty lame (and, believe me, if you’re in that situation, you want to get out as soon as possible), I think it is quite common to get that feeling of “wow, I don’t deserve to be here” feeling from time to time. I am pretty terrible at myself, and I suspect I am not the only one. If I achieve something, that… Read More

Compendium of Wondrous Links vol III

Good tech lead, bad tech lead. Can we please please stop telling people that coding is easy? Confessions of an Intermediate Programmer. The perception and psychology of competence. The Science of Making your Story Memorable Some interesting advice about presentations. The presentation itself used as example is interesting as well. Thirty percent feedback to iterate faster. The classic “your problem with Vim is that you don’t grok vi” response in Stack Overflow. A very nice list of Python articles. Best Python 2013 Companies and startups are different. Not only in size, but qualitatively. An… Read More

Respect Driven Development

I think that one of the most overlooked components on any sane company culture is Respect. That’s probably true also for any relationship, also outside work environment, but I think is usually forgotten when nice places to work are described. When I look back about the things that bothered me the most, most of them are related to disrespect, even in relatively minor form. It can be personal disrespect or not respecting the work itself or even the customers. Probably because is something engraved, it’s easy to take for granted when it exists, and… Read More