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The Power of Boring

There’s a saying among the founders of the startup world: When things get boring, you know you’re on the right track. It’s more fun to try new things, to come up with a new strategy, to make sweeping changes to your product. But at some point, you have to hunker down and start chipping on that boulder. […]

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The Self-Improving Developer

A career in programming can look like this: Learn C++ at university. Obtain a Computer Science degree. Get a job as a C++ Software Engineer. But in most cases, it doesn’t. [A]lmost 90% of all developers say they have taught themselves a new language, framework, or tool outside of their formal education. — StackOverflow Survey 2019 In most […]

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How Google builds web frameworks

(This article originally appeared on freeCodeCamp / Medium.com, in February 2017.) It’s public knowledge that Google uses a single repository to share code — all 2 billion lines of it — and that it uses the trunk-based development paradigm. (This is easily one of the largest single code repositories in the world. Source.)  This is easily one of the largest single code repositories […]