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The Best UI/UX Design Books & Resources for Designers

Want to be an excellent designer? Looking for the best UI/UX books and resources? Nowhere to go or to gain the right and effective channel for …

Building a Shop with Sub-Second Page Loads: Lessons Learned

<i>Here is the story of how</i> <i>we</i> <i>leveraged research on web-caching and NoSQL systems to prepare a</i> <i>webshop</i> <i>for hundreds of thousands of visitors due to TV Show</i> …

Web Development

Exploring CLI Best Practices

Like at many software companies, we at Localytics build command-line interfaces (CLIs) that manage our internal infrastructure and processes. These …

Command-line

Master AI & Achieve the Impossible with 10 Courses & 63.5 Hours of Training in Machine Learning

<b>Quant Trading Using Machine Learning</b><p>Play the Markets Like a Pro After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment …

Data Science

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Raymond Chandler's Productivity Secret: Work, or Just Get Bored

It’s always fascinating to read how successful people get things done. Celebrated author Raymond Chandler battled with motivational issues like …

On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson

In April of 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote a letter on the meaning and purpose of life when asked by his friend, Hume Logan, …

Fuck the Banks, I'll Build My Own Damn House

Introduction<p>Oh boy, there's a lot to say!<p>My name is Sean, and I'm a 32 year old software developer. Most of my career has been in web development, …

Framing

How a Technical Co-founder Spends their Time: Minute-by-minute Data for a Year

<b>Updates</b><p><b>2016-08-30</b> There was some lively discussion about this article on Hacker News.<p>I’m co-founder and CTO at Overleaf, a successful SaaS startup …

Is literate programming harmful?

All of my serious work of the last few years has used “lightweight literate programming,”: a program's source code is embedded in a document that …

Git Undo

Tell me if you recognize this scenario: you’re in the middle of rewriting your local commits when you suddenly realize that you have gone too far …

Software Development

Keep Your Meetings Productive with a Low “Action to Decision” Ratio

Meetings where decisions are made but no one wants to be accountable for them, are the worst meetings. Keep that “action to decision” ratio low by …

Time Management

Why we use the Linux kernel's TCP stack

A recent blog post posed the question Why do we use the Linux kernel's TCP stack?. It triggered a very interesting discussion on Hacker News.I've …

Linux

10 Tips for Recipe Success

Cooking, or even just following a recipe, is a skill that you have to learn and continue to hone over time. It can be very frustrating to new cooks …

Amazon software engineer interview

08 Jul 2016<p>I was recently contacted by a technical recruiter from Amazon. The company was hosting an interview event for software engineers to join a …

Employment

Running i3 Window Manager on Bash For Windows

That might be the longest title for a blog post ever, but it's kind of hard to describe what's going on here if you're not familiar with the latest …

Linux

Compiler Explorer

These settings control how Compiler Explorer acts for you. They are not preserved as part of shared URLs, and are persisted locally using browser …

Compilers

200 chip definitions everyone should know

Given how important chips are to modern society EVERYONE should understand and appreciate how they are made. Every field has its own set of terms, …

Intellectual Property

Visualising the .NET Garbage Collector

20 Jun 2016 - 955 words<p>As part of an ongoing attempt to learn more about how a real-life Garbage Collector (GC) works (see part 1) and after being …

Reactive Fundamentals: Thinking in Streams

By <i>Paul P. Daniels and Luis Atencio</i><p>This article was excerpted from the book RxJS in Action.<p>When writing code in an object-oriented way, we are taught …

Programming

WSL System Calls

<i>This is the third in a series of blog posts on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). For background information you may want to read the</i> …

How To Design A Good API and Why it Matters

500 Lines or Less

"What I cannot create, I do not understand."<p>-- Richard Feynman<p>This is the source for the book <i>500 Lines or Less</i>, the fourth in the Architecture of …

Distributed systems theory for the distributed systems engineer

Gwen Shapira, SA superstar and now full-time engineer at Cloudera, asked a question on Twitter that got me thinking.My response of old might have …

Distributed Systems

Quit my full time corporate job. Built an iOS game. It became #1 in the App Store. Here are revenue numbers and what I learned.

TL;DRMade a little over $700k selling a premium mobile game with no IAP or Ads as a one man shop. It <i>is</i> possible to create sustainable income from …

Apps

Computing the Uncomputable

I love the more mind-blowing results of mathematical logic:• Surprises in logic.Here’s a new one:• Joel David Hamkins, Any function can be …

Mathematics

tcpdump is amazing

It took me 2 years, but I think now I love tcpdump. Before we go into why -- what's tcpdump?tcpdump is a tool that will tell you about network …

Linux

Emacs’ Org Mode will improve your software engineering

Your brain is chaos<p>When working deep within a problem, often a bundle of ideas can pop into your brain at the same time. Each of these ideas has …

How to pass a programming interview

<i>This post started as the preparation material we send to our candidates, but we decided to post it publicly.</i><p>Being a good programmer has a …

how2: stackoverflow from the terminal

how2 finds the simplest way to do something in a unix shell. It's like man, but you can query it in natural language:<p>Install<p>You can install it via …

Linux