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Compare how six different knowledge-sharing communities approach gathering, maintaining, and distributing their best practices. As someone who has watched my fair share of projects and initiatives come and go, I value the follow-on effects of good knowledge sharing. Even knowledge from bygone projects is available to learn from the past; such is the benefit and …

More code smells. No joke. We see several symptoms and situations that make us doubt the quality of our development. Let’s look at some possible solutions. Most of these smells are just hints of something that might be wrong. They are not rigid rules. This is part V. Part I can be found here, Part II here, Part III is here, Part …

Get started writing WebAssembly in human-readable text with this step-by-step tutorial. WebAssembly is a bytecode format that virtually every browser can compile to its host system’s machine code. Alongside JavaScript and WebGL, WebAssembly fulfills the demand for porting applications for platform-independent use in the web browser. As a compilation target for C++ and Rust, WebAssembly enables web …

Product Bugs are one of the most common and accepted parts of building tech products. Yet bugs are often overlooked or an afterthought, especially when it comes to thinking about how to improve productivity and, ultimately, get better outcomes for customers. Product bugs don’t get much love because they aren’t sexy and are mostly associated …

Compare 13 different programming languages by writing a simple game. Whenever I start learning a new programming language, I focus on defining variables, writing a statement, and evaluating expressions. Once I have a general understanding of those concepts, I can usually figure out the rest on my own. Most programming languages have some similarities, so …

I’ve read dozen of articles on how to become a better developer in the past year. So, to share what I’ve learned, here are 7 ways to become a better developer:   1. Code every day for as much as you can. This is important especially when you’re first starting. You can code for as …

You can do DevOps while working from home; it’s all about the right approach. I am one of the agents of chaos who passionately argued the importance of removing barriers and recognizing that people are the core of a healthy DevOps mindset. Fast-forward to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which collocated teams were forced to disperse overnight …

The decades pass, but we still write software in the same way as in the XX century. Our software is a large castle, formed by several layers superimposed and mixed, in order to facilitate its own maintenance, but which, in fact, end up creating the opposite effect: a true monolith. Whaaaattt? Oh yes! Class structures, …

Linux is a great platform for programming—it’s logical, easy to see the source code, and very efficient. In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I’ll share 21 different ways to use Linux. Here I’ll explain why so many programmers choose Linux. When I first started using …

Most new businesses don’t make it. In fact, 74% of startups that try to scale too quickly fail, according to a 2011 study by The Startup Genome. Scaling your startup for long-term success is critical. But when is the best time to scale, and what is the best way to do it? “Frequently, the difference …