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Demystifying functional programming (in a real company)
Over the years, we’ve all heard some skepticism around using functional programming on a real life project. In our view, most of this skepticism stems from the perception that functional programming…
functional  programming  advocacy  reallife 
5 days ago by gilberto5757
It's the future (for databases)
I work as a data architect in San Francisco & Dr. Jones mentioned you might be able to help me before I get too deep into the design of a new system. My default database choice is to just use Postg...
rdbms  advocacy  nosql  issue  postgresql 
12 days ago by gilberto5757
Null Is Evil. What's the Best Alternative? Null. - NDepend
In this post, we examine some of the common alternatives for returning null before making the argument that the best alternative is null itself.
null  advocacy  programming 
19 days ago by gilberto5757
The Go awesomeness
After 1 year writing go every day at work this is why I like to work with it.
golang  advocacy 
5 weeks ago by gilberto5757
the Origins of Opera and the Future of Programming – Jessica Kerr – Medium
At the end of this post is an audacious idea about the present and future of software development. In the middle are points about mental models: how important and how difficult they are. But first, a…
programming  camerata  circle  club  advocacy 
5 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Why You Should (and can) Code with Compassion – Built to Adapt
It’s not just engineering and DevOps. Blame uncaring bosses, longtime gender imbalance, or the whole capitalist experiment — no matter the roots, the American attitude has historically been: at work…
empathy  advocacy  programming  developer  job  career  workplace 
5 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Why I love ARM and PowerPC | Opensource.com
Here's how one student's search for a powerful, energy-efficient workstation grew into a passion for open systems.
risc  arm  power  advocacy  cpu 
6 weeks ago by gilberto5757
I've just learned Rust and I think I'm in love ·
I’ve decided to learn some Rust recently while working on the Stanford’s experimental course on operating systems. R...
rust  advocacy 
7 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Why Outsourcing your IT to Poland Will Ruin Your Life.
It’s Monday morning, you have an overflowing inbox to get through, 5 meetings and 3 video conference calls to get in, and that is all before lunch. Finally, the sign-off has come through to outsource…
poland  software  development  outsourcing  advocacy  ironic  joke 
8 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Why should we aim for 100% code coverage? - Engineering Management
I never worked on a project with 100% code coverage. I’ve worked on several projects with a high coverage and a test suite that gave confidence to the team. But even on those projects sometimes we’d have a nasty bug in production that could have been easily detected with a simple test.
This is a tricky subject and usually developers don’t care much about this or think that it’s not worth the cost, or even that is not that useful.
total  code  coverage  test  advocacy 
10 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Why .NET Technologies Are (And Will Keep) Powering our Application
I’ve been developing at Snipcart for a few years now. What started as a standard internship matured into a thrilling, full-time startup gig. Sometimes I can’t believe I almost sabotaged this…
framework  advocacy  startup  feature 
11 weeks ago by gilberto5757
The Beauty of the COBOL Programming Language - DevOps.com
COBOL is a beautiful, expressive language that was cool then and is very cool now. Learning it is making me appreciate how much amazing thinking went on back then and continues to emerge.
cobol  article  advocacy  modern  use 
12 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Elm changed my mind about unpopular languages – Real Kinetic Blog
Have you tried using software from way off the beaten path? Maybe you tried to make software for your graphing calculator and realized that you were one of five people to ever try that and there was…
elm  programming  article  opinion  advocacy 
12 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Why You Should Be Unit Testing
Three reasons why unit testing will make your code better
unittesting  advocacy 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
Front-End Separation And The Irrational Love For Curly Braces
There’s a strong movement these days to build Single Page Applications. Most approaches return JSON server-side to render HTML client-side. Each in a separate project. Is that the best approach?
html  direct  rendering  transfer  clientside  serverbased  advocacy  singlepage  webapplication  opinion 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
Learn every language – Bradfield
In my first few days as a freshman, I met a classmate who claimed that he could code in any programming language I could name. Astonished, I challenged “what about that unreadable esoteric language…
polyglot  programmer  multiple  language  learning  programming  advocacy  multiparadigm 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
The cost of forsaking C – Bradfield
The C programming language is not trendy. The most recent edition of the canonical C text (the excitingly named The C Programming Language) was published in 1988; C is so unfashionable that the…
clang  education  learning  advocacy  discussion  opinion  criticism 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
This is not the DRY you are looking for – Hacker Noon
The common understanding of this principle is that you should not duplicate your code. Simple as that. Violations of this rule will immediately be pointed out by other developers as an infringement…
dry  criticism  code  duplication  advocacy 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
An Updated Analysis for the “Giving Up on Julia” Blog Post – Tom Kwong Programming Blog
Backgroud This blog post from May 2016 introduced a lot of skepticism about the Julia programming language. As one can see from comments on the blog page as well as recent discussions in the Julia Discourse forum, it is not without controversy. The purpose of this blog post is to debunk the myths and determine…
julia  programming  language  advocacy  post  criticism  rebuttal 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
The risks and benefits of building software with cutting edge technology
About three years ago we started development on the ambitious music platform Exit Live with the new and rapidly changing language Dart. This is our story.
dart  experience  usecase  advocacy  modern  technology  programming 
february 2018 by gilberto5757
Giving Thanks to TDD – Alexander Yatkevich – Medium
A former anti-TDD developer shares why he’s now a believer and how TDD reignited his passion for coding and gives some advises how to adopt TDD and do not brake yourself
tdd  advocacy  believer  webdev  suggestion  tip  bestpractice 
january 2018 by gilberto5757
A Response to REST is the new SOAP | Phil Sturgeon
Platform Engineer @ WeWork who talks about APIs a lot. Programming Polyglot, Pragmatist, Centerist and Sarcasist. Ex-The League of Extraordinary Packages, PHP The Right Way, Ex-PHP-FIG, Ex-CodeIgniter, Ex-FuelPHP, Ex-PyroCMS.
rest  advocacy  response  opinion 
january 2018 by gilberto5757
REST is the new SOAP – freeCodeCamp
Some years ago, I developed a new information system in a big telecom company. We had to communicate with an increasing number of web services, exposed by older systems or by business partners…
rest  soap  replacement  advocacy  comparison  api 
january 2018 by gilberto5757
How to Make Your Code CLEAN and BEAUTIFUL – Hacker Noon
There are two parts involved in learning this great craftsmanship- Knowledge and Work. Knowledge teaches you the patterns, principles, practices, and heuristics that you need to be better in your…
programming  code  cleaness  advocacy  tip 
january 2018 by gilberto5757
Developer Happiness: Gratitude as an attitude
It’s a new year and many of us will soon set then forget our new year’s resolutions. One of the challenges I have personally is to maintain a grateful and co...
programming  sentiment  gratitude  advocacy 
january 2018 by gilberto5757
What’s wrong with exceptions? Nothing. – Mike’s blog
Lately it’s become fashionable to release new programming languages into the industry that have poor or non-existent support for exceptions. Sometimes, as with Go or Rust, this is sold as a feature…
programming  exception  advocacy  error  management 
december 2017 by gilberto5757
Convincing Management of the Value of Unit Testing - Typemock BlogTypemock Blog
You want to unit test, but it's not easy to convince the people around you. Here's a guide to helping management understand the value of unit testing.
unittesting  management  intro  advocacy 
december 2017 by gilberto5757
Functional Programming Principles Every Imperative Programmer Should Use - Lucidchart
The divide between functional programmers and imperative programmers is not as wide as you might think. Learn the benefits functional programming provides.
functional  programming  principle  intro  imperative  applicability  advocacy  tip  tutorial 
november 2017 by gilberto5757
Learn SQL: A Manifesto for Rails (and Other) Developers • John Moody
I don’t know exactly when it happened. But if I had to guess, I’d say it was probably somewhere between 2000 and 2010. Somewhere in there, it was decided that understanding databases at more than a cursory level wasn’t really necessary to be a good software developer.
And in some ways, this is certainly true. You can create a Rails (or Elixir or Laravel or whatever) application today and build quite a lot of functionality without ever giving thought to the database underlying your models.
sql  language  learning  advocacy  education 
november 2017 by gilberto5757
Ten interesting features from various modern languages
Lately I have been studying some modern languages, such as Reason, Swift, Kotlin and Dart. I got excited by many of the features they offer. Many of those features I had never read or heard of before…
modern  language  feature  comparison  unification  advocacy  comprehension  programming 
november 2017 by gilberto5757
A new developer path – Student Voices
After graduating from school, every developer is thrown into the wolves. There is a lot we have to learn, new concepts, some algorithms and many, many abstractions. Some of the things we learn are…
computer  programming  education  specialization  excessive  criticism  multiple  path  exploration  advocacy 
november 2017 by gilberto5757
Why we are not cross-platform developers – AndroidPub
Since the invention of the smartphone many developers have asked the same question: how can I build and release an app for multiple platforms? Where at first there were iPhones and BlackBerries…
crossplatform  mobile  application  development  issue  limit  criticism  native  advocacy 
october 2017 by gilberto5757
Dear Postgres - Craig Kerstiens
Dear Postgres, I’ve always felt an affinity for you in my 9 years of working with you. I know others have known you longer, but that doesn& …
postgresql  advocacy  blog 
october 2017 by gilberto5757
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