Improve Your Reputation on Stack Overflow with Filters

God knows how much time developers spend on Stack Overflow. I was lucky it launched in August 2008, just as I was starting my career. As a beginner, I relied heavily on it for my newbie questions. One of the goals I had last year was to pay back to…

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WebStorm Live Edit: not ready for prime time

If you ask any colleague, they'll tell you I love WebStorm, the front end IDE by JetBrains. They might tell you I love it a little too much. Indeed, given the alternatives (Sublime Text, Atom, Brackets?), I find WebStorm incredibly superior in regards to code completion and error detection. It…

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Open Source is just beginning

Software developers are truly blessed - and most of them don't know it at all. Why? Simple: software is the first ever industry with ultra-low cost-to-entry. Getting started is not capital intensive. That means you (mostly) don't need an investment and everybody competes (more or less) evenly. This creates something…

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Copy file to clipboard in terminal quickly with xclip alias

Having to copy content from files to the clipboard is a quite common task. The worst possible way of doing this, which I did for long enough, is a simple cat and manual copy (Ctrl-Shift-C). $ cat myfile loremipsumloremipsum There's a more convienient way with the excellent xclip. To install it:…

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Micro hacking microjs into a sorted list

On my last visit to microjs.com, the lovely "micro frameworks and micro libraries" curated list, I noticed lots of interesting projects which I never heard about. However, many libraries there are not very popular, which unfortunately is a criterion when picking a technology for a long-term project. The problem…

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Cooking with developers #1

You're home after a hard day's work. You're hungry. You can't cook. Or can't you? The ingredients 2 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil Garlic A carrot An onion A green bell pepper A small chicken breast Start - 5 minutes Put the oil on a fridge. Put the fridge…

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