Showing posts with label Programmers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Programmers. Show all posts

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Scripting for the Win

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Programming Jargon

Funny programming jargon. Read them and then come back, so the following will make sense.

Some of these are funny to me on a couple of levels. I work with a guy whose written communication can be a little confusing. We call it Yoda Speak. However, his SQL and other logic doesn't suffer from the same aliment, so we can't accuse him of Yoda Conditions.

I'm guilty of Smurf-like Naming Conventions when I get to name objects in our infrastructure, e.g. Knox_Engineering_HP_Laserjet_Series_2.Engineering.Knoxville.TN.USA.NA.Earth.MilkyWay

We have also seen procedures named TEST_Something get promoted to production or as they say protoduction.

Lastly, the mere act of getting up to go ask a question will simulate the rubber duck effect. That happens to me way more than I would like to admit.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Learn to Code 2

In addition to the Code Year project, Lifehacker has their Learn to Code: The Full Beginner's Guide available in 5 parts. I always learn better when I have multiple sources. Different books/courses/instructors complement each other and help me fill in the weak spots.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Code Year - Learn to code in 2012

parislemon Screw your other new years resolutions -- learn to code! (nice new initiative from Codecademy) #codeyearSun, Jan 01 18:44:20 from Tweet Button
retweeted by arrington

Thursday, September 29, 2011

IT Generalists

Scaling lessons from Google’s CIO — Cloud Computing News:
"In the question and answer period that followed, Fried elaborated on these concepts, telling someone that IT generalists are probably born, not made. He said at Google, the company looks for folks that want to keep improving their skills, and even has a program to help give those people the tools to be better engineers when they find those traits in employees. He said the Google culture is one where the general engineers who understand the system have a lot of input and power, which is a cultural shift that organizations that want to build at scale should try to implement."
We are all becoming generalists at our company. When there are so few of us, you have to learn a little bit of everything.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Extreme Coding

A firm is hiring programmers to work in the nude. After seeing the article, my first thought was "I wouldn't want to work there. They are still using CRTs!"