This is a great little tip for any software developer, regardless of your programming language of choice. It's these subtle things that can raise you up regular programmer to coding superstar. When sending URLs that link to files on github you may want to reference a specific line number or block of code. The people receiving your code snippets will appreciate these nice highlights, and (subconsciously or not) they'll be thinking, "damn, he's good".
I was recently on a chairlift talking to my uncle who is a technology exec at a finance company in New York, and he told me that one way they vet people is by looking at their Stack Overflow score. I've landed on Stack Overflow pages many times in the past, but successfully finding and answering questions takes putting in a decent amount of effort and requires knowledge about the problem domain (sometimes, a lot of knowledge about it!). Well, in an effort to selfishly increase my own fame and unselfishly help other struggling devs I've recently began to really try to look for questions that I can answer and provide a solid answer for. I've learned some tips to make the search faster, weed out the fluff, and make it much easier to find those low-hanging fruits. The tip I'll share here is to strategically search for Stack Overflow questions. Enjoy! :)
Let's face it: a Macbook Pro is the most common machine for web developers right now. What is it about Mac OS that everyone loves? It is the native linux shell you get with terminal, the ability to use xcode for native iOS apps, the ability to test on safari browser, or maybe just the sleek, timeless interface? It's nice to have a powerful Macbook, but it's not nice to pay Apple's full price tag. My '09 Macbook started suddenly turning off on me, and I wanted something a little more powerful. Also, I really wanted to upgrade from the 13" screen to the 15". However, I didn't want to fork over the $2000+ to get my dream machine from the Apple store. Luckily, with some research and a little tweaking I was able to get a very solid machine for just barely over $1000. Here's how...
It seems a little crazy to think about an application as just a reflection of the data, but I believe it is actually true. I've been building front-end browser applications for a long time, but it wasn't until I started getting into Clojure and ClojureScript (which was pretty recently) that the lightbulb went off for me.
Yesterday I dropped in for a free class at Crossfit 5th Ave, and I really enjoyed it. I was pretty proud of myself for still having ring muscle-ups down, and I was able to do the prescribed 15 in the wod. Also in the wod were a ton of front squats. The Front squats is a tough movement, and one of the best parts of crossfit that I really miss is having my form critiqued, especially for the more difficult / technical movements. No matter how long you've been working out it can be useful to think about any feedback from the trainers and be especially aware of things they point out. Here's what the trainer pointed out to me.
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