Brandon Romero

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Some Lessons In Timing The Market

The popular opinion on most stock boards that the market can't be timed and one should always be 100% invested leaves a lot to be desired. In …

What .NET Developers ought to know to start in 2017

Many many years ago I wrote a blog post about what .NET Developers ought to know. Unfortunately what was just a list of questions was abused by …

Software Development

A film student tricked a thief into stealing his phone — and then spied on him for weeks

Not too long ago, film student Anthony van der Meer was lunching in Amsterdam, when his iPhone suddenly disappeared. He reported the smartphone stolen, but to no avail. The thief had already disposed of the SIM card and disconnected the device from the internet. It was gone.<p>According to statistics, …

Coding Interview University

I originally created this as a short to-do list of study topics for becoming a software engineer, but it grew to the large list you see today. After …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL

Uber Engineering explains the technical reasoning behind its switch in database technologies, from Postgres to MySQL.The post Why Uber Engineering …

From Geek to Freak: How I Gained 34 lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks

After holding off for nearly two years, I’m posting this because too many people have asked for it. The lasses should read it, too, as the same …

So You Wanna Get Strong and Lose Weight? Try Working Out LESS

I do not like to exercise. I repeat, I do not like to exercise, at all. But I drag my sorry ass out of bed and do it anyway. Because I like the way …

Oversold Conditions For Rite Aid (RAD)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

Why Reactive Programming is the Evolution of Web Development

Why Reactive Programming is the Evolution of Web DevelopmentBy Gjero KrsteskiReactive programming is a paradigm that allows applications to be …

The Immutability of Math and How Almost Everything Else Will Pass

<i>TL;DR: Right now, there’s a cultural push to untie the historical link between advanced math and programming that could partially deter engineers from entering the field. But those who have a strong foundation in math will have the best jobs of the future. Let’s stop separating math from</i> …

Learn a Pour Over Method that’s Ice Cold

Brewing iced coffee may be easier than you think<p>Although it might sound tricky, the Iced Pour Over is surprisingly simple. Follow Partner Katie …

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

Employment

10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers

The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to …

C# BAD PRACTICES: Learn how to make a good code by bad example – Part 2

Introduction<p>Hi all! This article is a continuation of my previous article:<p>I strongly recommend to read it before you will start reading this one …

I Don't Want To Hire You If You Can't Reverse a Binary Tree

The practice of asking brainteasers in interviews is a common punching bag for pundits. Last summer, Hacker News blew up over the following …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

How to Effectively Prepare for your Technical Interview & Coding Challenge

How to Effectively Prepare for your Technical Interview & Coding ChallengeBy Manuel LemosDoing well in technical interviews is important for all …

How to get noticed by Google

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can an average programmer get their resume noticed by Google? What kind of excellence does Google hope to see on resumes?</i> <i>Answer by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Founder / CEO of CareerCup and the author of Cracking the * Interview.</i><p>If you’re <i>truly</i> …

Employment

Why Donald Trump's Tax Returns May Prove He's Not That Rich

On two occasions, this writer has spent weeks striving to demystify the Vatican’s finances. Now I’m attempting to solve the riddle of Donald Trump’s …

This AI tells you where to invest your money by analyzing the Internet

Sometime in the mid-2000s, hedge fund owners got an idea. Financial markets are impacted by the news — so if you can thoroughly understand the news, …

Erin Andrews' lawyer blames hotel for nude video in opening statement

NASHVILLE — Seven words could have prevented TV personality Erin Andrews from the humiliation of nude videos going viral on the Internet, attorney Randall Kinnard told a jury during Andrews’ civil trial in Nashville on Tuesday.<p>Those words, Kinnard said: “I’m sorry, we can’t tell you that.”<p>Kinnard …

Data Infrastructure at Airbnb

By James Mayfield, Krishna Puttaswamy, Swaroop Jagadish, and Kevin Long<p><b>Part 1: Philosophy Behind our Data Infrastructure</b><p>At Airbnb we promote a data …

Ted Cruz’s General Election Strategy Is Wishful Thinking

Even after a third-place showing in South Carolina on Saturday, Ted Cruz is one of three Republican presidential candidates — along with Donald Trump …

Republicans

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Stockfighter is a game that puts your programming skills to the test

Stockfighter is designed to challenge programmers of all levels.<p>Built in the style of a classic ‘Capture the Flag‘ game, it gives you access to a virtual trading market where you have to write code to solve the puzzles you’re presented with.<p>These challenges span software security, distributed …

How I’m Using Todoist to Organize My Days and (Travel) Goals

<b>Also see:</b> • <b>Clear the Clutter: 5 Apps to Organize Your Digital Life to Create Clarity</b>• <b><br>7 Awesome Uses of Evernote for Travelers</b>• <b><br>26 More Awesome and</b> …

CourseBuffet Organizes Online Courses into a DIY Degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet not only highlights free courses from top universities, it groups some of them into degree paths, so you can get a college BA-equivalent …

Computer Science