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A productive development environment with Docker on OS X

In this post, I'm going to explain why the way most programmers install, configure, and manage software in development, testing, and production environments is a ...

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Hello, Startup

Update: The book is now published! Get yourself a copy at hello-startup.net!

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Startups, Writing Comments

Must-See Tech Talks for Every Programmer

I love a good tech talk. I like to watch them, I like to give them, and now that I have lots of free time on my hands, I’ve put together a list of the must-see...

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Don't learn to code. Learn to think.

It seems like everyone is trying to learn to code: Code.org has celebrities like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Chris Bosh telling you anyone can code; CoderD...

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Philosophy, Learning Comments

You are what you document

Hey, grab a seat—we need to talk about documentation. Now, I know what you're thinking: documentation is tedious, a chore, an afterthought, a redundant so...

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Bitcoin by analogy

Bitcoin is the first purely digital, decentralized money. It has been on my mind a lot lately and apparently, I'm not the only one. Paul Graham called it a para...

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Bitcoin Comments

Six programming paradigms that will change how you think about coding

Every now and then, I stumble across a programming language that does something so different that it changes how I think about coding. In this post, I want to s...

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The 10x developer is NOT a myth

Last night, I tweeted the following:

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Shit recruiters say

Just today, I got my 1,000th recruiter email in the last ~4 years. I know this is the number because I’m slightly obsessed with organization and have added a s...

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Hiring, Humor Comments

Got slow download but fast upload speeds over wireless? Here's a fix.

If you find that your wireless download speeds are abysmal while your uploads speeds are pretty solid, especially with Apple devices, I’ve got a possible soluti...

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HowTo Comments

Your job posting sucks.

Silicon valley is in a talent war. Tech companies are battling to hire the top prospects like never before, with Google alone planning to add more than 6,000 pe...

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HowTo, Hiring, LinkedIn, Design Comments