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  Coding skill and the decline of stagnation


I am a decent programmer. I know a decent amount of computer science theory, I can type correct code fairly easy. I don’t let my classes expand too much. But I still struggle some with math, and I have a tendency to have too many cross-dependencies in my code. I used to think I was an awesome programmer. One of the best. After I made a game in the first programming lesson in school, I got told to don’t bother showing up for the rest. I was the one who taught all my friends what big O n...

   Coding style,SOPA,Stagnation,Decline     2012-01-14 12:05:10


  Stuff Everyone Should Do (part 2): Coding Standards


Another thing that we did at Google that I thought was surprisingly effective and useful was strict coding standards. Before my time at Google, I was sure that coding standards were pointless. I had absolutely no doubt that they were the kind of thing that petty bureaucrats waste time writing and then use to hassle people who are actually productive. I was seriously wrong. At Google, I could look at any piece of code, anywhere in Google's codebase, and I could read it. The fact that I wa...

   Programming,Code standards,Rules,Stringe     2011-08-15 07:33:02


  GitHub is to raise fund


Popular social coding and code hosting site GitHub is close to make an fund raising agreement with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. After this round of fund raising, GitHub's market value will be around $500-800million.GitHub is a very popular social coding website, the major clients are programmers from big IT companies. Recently, GitHub even becomes a platform for some big companies to recruit new programmers, some HR managers are more willing to read applicant's GitHun profile instea...

   GitHub,Fund raising,Socail coding     2012-05-22 05:22:55


  Is coding going to die?


There is always a voice recent years saying that coding will gradually die, software development is more like an assembly job. i.e, programmer will be more and more like IT engineers. They seldom build something from scratch, instead they achieve the goal by assemble different components. There are people who have similar views around me. From the book "Clean code" written by Robert C Martin-- "One might argue that a book about code is somehow behind the times—that code is no longer the ...

   Coding,Clean code,Disappear,Analysis     2012-03-15 14:37:35


  Some thoughts about competitive programming


Many programmers may have experience in participating different kinds of coding competition while they are in college. Many of them are hired by top IT companies for their excellent performance during these kinds of coding competitions. There are some famous competitions organized by IT companies such as Google Code Jam, Facebook hackathons etc. Coding competitions are places where programmers can show their talents in programming and the skills they have. Usually programmers will solve some to...

   Coding,competition     2014-03-02 07:26:21


  Programming: the benefits of taking a break


This post lists several benefits of taking a break during programming. You work smarter, not harder. Once, I worked really hard on a feature. For two weeks, 12 hours a day, I put in a lot of effort. After those two weeks, I took a break and came up with several ideas that made much of the work unnecessary.You think more clearly. Being tired has a similar effect as being drunk. At the end of a day, I often kid myself that I’ll just get this one thing finished quickly to have a fresh start...

   Programming,Tips,Break,Tired     2011-07-28 09:04:29


  Do designers need code?


So many problems in software occur because programmers and designers don't communicate well all the time. Why don't more designers learn to code themselves or have engineers build abstractions better suited to them? People's minds work in different ways, they can process thoughts differently, solve problems in completely different but equally valid ways. It's a mistake to assume everyone should possess the same skill set.  Also not everyone should be a full stack engineer although full stac...

   Design,Coding     2014-01-07 06:22:52


  Does CEO of a tech company need to know programming?


For tech startups, there are usually only a few people at their early stage. To complete all the coding work in a short period time, it often requires that every one of the team including the CEO knows something about programming so that they can help complete the tense work as soon as possible. But does the CEO of other tech companies also need to know programming? As the CEO of a company, it's not necessary that they have to know about programming. The main job of CEO is to coordinate all the ...

   CEO,Programming,Benefit     2013-07-01 05:39:26


  Could coding be the next mass profession?


Like farming was in the 17th century, factory work during the industrial revolution, construction during the Great Depression, and manufacturing after World War II. Better, because writing code is a creative act which can be done with or without a traditional (antiquated?) office-based job, and can create enormous personal and economic value. Most young people start in jobs that don’t have much of a future. Most don’t get higher education – only a third get any advanced deg...

   Coder,Learning,Training,Profession     2012-01-05 08:02:50


  Write HTML easily with Emmet and Haml


Writing HTML codes is very boring and tedious as it has many tags and it's static. One solution is to use template, filling content based on other's skeleton. One another solution is high speed writing. We can write HTML codes with Emmet and Haml. These two ways have similar functions but with different characteristics. Haml is based on Ruby, so when working on Ruby/Rails projects, we recommend to use Haml, otherwise we recommend to use Emmet. 1. Emmet Emmet is a editor plugin, the official webs...

   HTML,Emmet,Haml     2013-06-11 19:46:02