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Reply to spam email 0

Reply to spam email

Just came across these hilarious videos of James Veitch, where he shows what happens when you reply to spam email:

And as a bonus the agony of trying to unsubscribe:

In the Loop 0

In the Loop

This talk by Jake Archibald is a must see! I’ve learned a ton about the event loop. He’s such a great speaker, I really really enjoyed this one. The stories about sneezing, the fizzy water and the eye doctor were just hilarious.

Kyle Simpson about becoming a better developer 0

Kyle Simpson about becoming a better developer

This a a great podcast with Kyle Simpson, where he talks about about his personal habits and how you can become a better developer:

http://fixate.it/podcast/a-better-developer-through-collaboration-kyle-simpson/

I think the most important points are:

  • Truly understand the problem, before you try to fix it.
  • Have a very good understanding of the stack you are working on, and a good enough understanding of the abstraction / layer below.
  • Make sure you can explain your code. If this is not easy enough, the code probably needs refactoring.
  • Find the right balance between YAGNI (you ain’t gonna need it) and a higher level of abstraction. Don’t do premature optimisation.
  • Don’t be stuck for too long, when you don’t understand something, but also don’t jump on