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2019-09-20 21.09.51

Performance and Working Fast (shapeof.com) I think the reason I don't work fast anymore is because the code I write and any other actions I take for work cause ripples that effect a whole lot more people now than they did 10 years ago. I have to be conscious of this (at least I assume I do, or should be). I often wish that software developers were criminally liable for the code they write. I have disdain for this way…

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Learning to Code is Damn Hard

Programming, Code, Coding, Programmer, Javascript

Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard ...for the most part, ... introductory tools do a great job of guiding you like a child in a crosswalk past the big scary variables and conditional statements and through the early phases of programming syntax. As you conquer one after another of their gamified challenges, your confidence rises. Maybe you can do this after all! How hard can it be? You're basically a developer already! I've written code since I was…

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Encouraging learning

Am I Doing Homeschooling Right? January 8, 2015 In Hacking School (John Saddington) I want my daughter to experience life in a much larger and broader sense. And, I want to invite her to see how her father works and the people that he meets and the things that he gets to do in an environment that is creative and open. John's post struck a chord with me. No, I'm not homeschooling my kids. But the photos of Roenne sitting…

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The Developer's Dystopian Future

The Developer's Dystopian Future by Ed Finkler I think about how I used to fill my time with coding. So much coding. I was willing to dive so deep into a library or framework or technology to learn it. My tolerance for learning curves grows smaller every day. New technologies, once exciting for the sake of newness, now seem like hassles. I’m less and less tolerant of hokey marketing filled with superlatives. I value stability and clarity. ..... I’m scared…

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