Oracle SQL Is The Devil

Oracle SQL Is The Devil

Generally speaking, I like working with oracle, but sometimes it makes me crawl up the walls. Over the past months I have fought battles of epic proportions against Oracle databases, and wasted countless hours on errors that were fully preventable,

I Learned Coding Mostly From Porn

I Learned Coding Mostly From Porn

I still remember the first line of code that I changed: a single integer increase to make bigger explosions in a game called Clonk Rage. I treasure that moment because it was the first time I looked beneath the surface of

Beginner Coding Projects To Make Money From

Beginner Coding Projects To Make Money From

Spreadsheets How in the world are spreadsheets relevant here, you may ask, and featured so prominently, even? Well, to understand how powerful a tool spreadsheets really are you have to step back from this feeling of having known them all

Critical Lessons From Fixing Bugs In Production For Years

Critical Lessons From Fixing Bugs In Production For Years

I have two more days on my current job and I already know I’ll be missing it as much as I can’t wait to get out. Why? Simple, because it is unlikely that I’ll ever have this kind of personal

I Use Excel To Write Code. Sue Me

I Use Excel To Write Code. Sue Me

I have done some weird things in my day, some of them I would not admit to freely — but using Excel for coding tasks is one of my guilty pleasures that I will not hide from anyone. Always ask:

How To Write Log Files That Save You Hours Of Time

How To Write Log Files That Save You Hours Of Time

I need to rant a bit here: The program I maintain at work has many cute quirks. “An error has occurred”is not one of them. This is not just how that error message starts. It’s also how it ends. Or how

I Hate Coffee Machines And People Who Buy Them

I Hate Coffee Machines And People Who Buy Them

Really, what is it with you? You sigh and steam and then cough up my coffee through your iron lungs, your never-cleaned pipes all while secretly plotting the end of mankind. All for the easy sum of a thousand dollars.

Futureproof Programming Skills To Learn In 2021

Futureproof Programming Skills To Learn In 2021

Today I want to write about my own personal take on the future-proof programming skills and languages that I would recommend to focus on. These come from my past decade of writing code either professionally or for my own enjoyment,