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Continuous integration. What is a Full Stack developer? Is it reasonable to expect mere mortals to have mastery over every facet of the development stack?

What is a Full Stack developer?

Probably not, but Facebook can ask for it. I was told at OSCON by a Facebook employee that they only hire ‘Full Stack’ developers. Well, what does that mean? To me, a Full Stack Developer is someone with familiarity in each layer, if not mastery in many and a genuine interest in all software technology. Good developers who are familiar with the entire stack know how to make life easier for those around them. Learn HTML5, CSS3, Javascript - video style tutorials. Gerrit - Gerrit Code Review. Web based code review and project management for Git based projects.

gerrit - Gerrit Code Review

Objective Gerrit is a web based code review system, facilitating online code reviews for projects using the Git version control system. Gerrit makes reviews easier by showing changes in a side-by-side display, and allowing inline comments to be added by any reviewer. Signs that you're a bad programmer - Software Engineering Tips. Why was this written?

Signs that you're a bad programmer - Software Engineering Tips

Most of these faults were discovered the hard way by the author himself, either because he committed them himself or saw them in the work of others. Signs that you're a good programmer - Software Engineering Tips. The most frequently viewed page on this site is Signs you're a bad programmer, which has also now been published on dead trees by Hacker Monthly, and I think that behoves me to write its antithesis.

Signs that you're a good programmer - Software Engineering Tips

"Bad programmer" is also considered inflammatory by some who think I'm speaking down to them. Not so; it was personal catharsis from an author who exhibited many of those problems himself. And what I think made the article popular was the "remedies"--I didn't want someone to get depressed when they recognized themselves, I wanted to be constructive. Therefore if you think you're missing any of the qualities below, don't be offended. I didn't pick these up for a while, either, and many of them came from watching other programmers or reading their code. 1. The compiler and runtime can often answer a question faster than a human can. Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice.

If there was one course I could add to every engineering education, it wouldn’t involve compilers or gates or time complexity.

Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice

It would be Realities Of Your Industry 101, because we don’t teach them and this results in lots of unnecessary pain and suffering. This post aspires to be README.txt for your career as a young engineer. The goal is to make you happy, by filling in the gaps in your education regarding how the “real world” actually works. It took me about ten years and a lot of suffering to figure out some of this, starting from “fairly bright engineer with low self-confidence and zero practical knowledge of business.”

I wouldn’t trust this as the definitive guide, but hopefully it will provide value over what your college Career Center isn’t telling you. Contributions Appearing in the Book. The Twelve-Factor App.


Primary Objects - Using Artificial Intelligence to Write Self-Modifying/Improving Programs. Introduction Is it possible for a computer program to write its own programs?

Primary Objects - Using Artificial Intelligence to Write Self-Modifying/Improving Programs

Could human software developers be replaced one day by the very computers that they master? Stand on the shoulders of the Stack Overflow Giants. There's a wealth of information on StackOverflow.

Stand on the shoulders of the Stack Overflow Giants.

If you're a developer, you've definitely appreciated StackOverflow and the exceptional community. If you get a kick out of giving back, being held accountable to your understanding and articulation of technical topics, or simply enjoy problem solving, you may spend a significant amount of time on the site. Stack-Ed is a very simple site that provides a portal into the the most reputable StackOverflow contributors and their accepted answers to questions. Start by selecting a topic then freely peruse the contributors with the highest reputations. Select a given contributor and see Questions that they have answered on StackOverflow. Crumble - jQuery Feature Tours. Crumble allows you to quickly and easily build feature tours for your website or app using small bubbles!

Crumble - jQuery Feature Tours

The bubbles are visually interesting, will draw attention and due to the small size make sure that you will write using concise language that visitors will read. The tour itself is defined as a standard ordered list in your html, making it accessible. Demo The demo is running on this page! Check out the source, or read the documentation here to find out more about how it works. Download.


Webscript - scripting on the web. About. Put cash bounties on coding tasks and tough tech questions.


It's fast and easy. Creating a bounty on a task or question takes place on a single form. Solutions come quickly. Bountify users are incentivized to produce timely, quality solutions. High quality solutions. Solutions are publicly visible. Designing Better JavaScript APIs. Advertisement At some point or another, you will find yourself writing JavaScript code that exceeds the couple of lines from a jQuery plugin.

Designing Better JavaScript APIs

Your code will do a whole lot of things; it will (ideally) be used by many people who will approach your code differently. They have different needs, knowledge and expectations. This article covers the most important things that you will need to consider before and while writing your own utilities and libraries. We’ll focus on how to make your code accessible to other developers. Teaching my 5 year old daughter to code… So I decided to try and teach my 5 year old daughter some basic logical thinking and development principals. My little girl's shown a keen interest in what I do for a job amongst other things recently. She's a great reader and writer for her age and so I started looking around for a simple scripting language or similar that I could teacher her. Now the thing to remember about kids is this, no matter how smart they are they all have the attention span of a gnat!

3 seconds max, if it's not interesting then they're not interested, period! The Data Visualization Beginner’s Toolkit #2: Visualization Tools. (Note: if you are new to this series, the DVBTK doesn’t teach you how to do visualization. Rather it is meant to help people find a less chaotic and more effective path towards the acquisition of the necessary skills to become a data visualization pro. To know more, make sure to read the introduction to the series first.) The DVBTK #1 introduced books and study material to make sure you acquire the right knowledge in the right order. Studying is the first step and there’s no level of practice that can substitute for it. The Evolution of the Web. Tal Raviv — Being a Developer Makes You Valuable. Learning How to Market Makes You Dangerous.

Being a Developer Makes You Valuable. Learning How to Market Makes You Dangerous I love engineering, and not just because I’m a nerd. The best part of engineering isn’t the technical details or the particular science behind it, rather, it’s the opportunity to solve an unfairly hard problem in a way no one has before. The harder the problem the more exciting it is. New Project. Short tutorial videos Watch some short tutorial videos to get started. Fluid UI videos... Breaking Bad. Pen Actions Create New Pen Save Info Panel (if owned) Re-Run Code Editor Commands. Learn Shortcuts. Work Faster. Vim Commands, Photoshop Shortcuts, Unix Commands, Sublime Shortcuts, or any Editor. An Editor You Will Regret You Haven’t Used Before (and Tips on Getting the Most out of it) ← o2.js.

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Source control. Distributed Version Control is here to stay, baby. By Joel Spolsky Wednesday, March 17, 2010 A while ago Jeff and I had Eric Sink on the Stack Overflow Podcast, and we were yammering on about version control, especially the trendy new distributed version control systems, like Mercurial and Git.