The Types Of Programmers I Don’t Want To Work With Again

The Types Of Programmers I Don’t Want To Work With Again

Programmers are mythical creatures, ancient beasts and often enough the villains of their own stories. Over the years I have worked with quite a few of them and here are some archetypes that repeat themselves and don’t get any less annoying with

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 Become A True Keyboard Warrior And Stop Using Your Mouse

How To Become A True Keyboard Warrior And Stop Using Your Mouse

I’m sure you have seen this interesting rift between programmers that goes beyond the friendly competition about who favors which IDE or which programming language has the nicer syntax — the rift that extends to the very core of how we navigate the systems in front of us.

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

People Are Really Just Json Files

People Are Really Just Json Files

The pandemic has taught us all a thing or two about life — such as that people are really just JSON files wrapped in a nice frontend. Slightly confusing to look at, potentially infinite layers of hidden depth — and

The Coding Interview Questions Asked By All 10 Companies I Applied For

The Coding Interview Questions Asked By All 10 Companies I Applied For

Recently I went through a total of ten job interviews in the span of two weeks, that was a wild ride that was also quite fascinating to me. If you ever need a job: Go chat up two recruiters at the same

What Programmers Can Learn From Sherlock Holmes

What Programmers Can Learn From Sherlock Holmes

As you, my dear reader, will have undoubtedly deduced by now, I am back on the train to work, back to scouring the 30-cents-a-book isle in our local second-hand shop for readable material, and managed to lay my hands on

How To Thrive As An Average Programmer

How To Thrive As An Average Programmer

It’s something that’s hard to admit and not exactly something you’d find on my official resume: I’m an average programmer. I understand (most) code, but I don’t dream in .Net core. Rubies and gems are things I have no money

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.

Programming Is Like Sex

Programming Is Like Sex

I had way too much fun writing this post, if you have even half as much fun reading you’re in for a treat. Or a tacky mess you wish you could forget. You never know until the morning after. So,