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Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

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Why Long Distance Relationships don't work
Well yes, its a fact. They don't! And people, don't you come around sympathizing, because, well its not my story.  It's kind of an amalgam of things I see, things I hear and things people around me generally talk about. I know its not right to derive conclu...
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The economics of crypto investing
If you believe in the greater fool theory, there is no other market as speculative and volatile as the crypto market today. We are perhaps living in the biggest bubble of our times. I am not bullish on this market in particular. I am bullish on the mania. 9...
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Before you "judge" a python programmer
If you're coming from a compiled language context, using exceptions for flow control would look odd to you. But here's the thing - in the python world, exceptions are super cheap and using them for flow control is the "idiomatic python" way! In fact, except...
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Capture and compare stdout in python unit tests
A recent fan of TDD, I set out to write tests for whatever comes my way. And there was one feature where the code would print messages to the console. Now - I had tests written for the API but I could not get my head around ways to capture these messages in...
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When you are a one-man startup
Everyone needs a hobby. And some take it more seriously than others. Here's some cliched startup gyaan for someone wanting to take the plunge! Time is money Have a time table and follow it, specially if you have a day job Sharpen your tools Don't spend time...
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Learn frontend to get good at backend : lessons for my 20 year old self
Only when you are the consumers of your own products, can you design the best ones! Same philosophies go for API design and programming in general. This advice may seem counter-intuitive at first, but trust me, the best way to get better at backend programm...
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Biggest project management mistake
This holds true for developers, project managers, entrepreneurs, everybody who has shipped software to the real world. The biggest mistake one can make while shipping software is not shipping buggy code or half-baked features (and they are all easy to uncov...
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The missing guide to deploying docker containers on Apache Mesos and Marathon
What is Apache Mesos? It is an open source cluster management software. In plain english, it lets you connect a bunch of machines (called Slaves) and allows transparent resource allocation on them. What is Marathon? Mesos gets real shit done through its fra...
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On working remote
The last company I worked for, did have an office space, but the code was all on Github, infra on AWS, we tracked issues over Asana and more or less each person had at least one project they could call "their own" (I had a bunch of them ;-)). This worked pr...
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