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Yeah, this term set me off again today.

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Some thoughts on really fast services.

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Giving up on Blogger
You can find me here from now on. It's a Tumblr blog for now. Why, you ask? Because Blogger has fallen into disrepair. Google does not care about it, so neither do it. Here's what my draft of my upcoming post looked like when I opened it back up a few hours...

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Why should people get paged at night *ever?*
Someone over at Etsy posted a nice " Sleep Driven Development " article and it brought to mind my personal jihad against pager alerts. There are a handful of major, well-known tech employers that adhere to "DevOps" or "NoOps" practices and have all engineer...

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"Premature optimization" doesn't mean what you think it means
Junior developers often seem want to discuss "premature optimization" with me when I bring up things such as scalability and performance. For those not familiar, here's the entire context of Knuth's quote. He was talking about gotos! People were using goto ...

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On Scaling Code and Static Typing
Seemingly legit question on proggit just now: "Out of curiosity, is static typing really that large an advantage? Yeah, I get that run-time errors could be worse than compile-time, but isn't that something that oughtn't to get past testing?" The answer is y...

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Don't be afraid of code
Two scenarios of fear to discuss today. #1. The Legacy App. It was designed 10 years ago. It grew organically. No one wants to touch it out of fear. The code languishes as everyone searches for a way to work around the beast. Things don't get fixed. Silver ...

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Why Node is the Future of the Web Tier
Everyone I know hates Javascript . Including people who do it professionally. I hate Javascript . I long for the day where it's been completely destroyed in favor of something else, I don't even care what. Typescript and Dart both look really promising, tho...
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