23 / The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Unexpected

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Unexpected


Fred Hebert about the best ways to handle the unexpected (mostly bugs and undefined behaviour).

The Builder’s High (2014)


Michael Lopp about the joys of building things.

Dead white man's clothes: How fast fashion is turning parts of Ghana into toxic landfill


Linton Besser about the consequences of fast fashion in the west.


Developer, You May Need a Co-Founder in Marketing


Rauno Metsa about the importance of marketing, especially for solo developers.

I ruin developers’ lives with my code reviews and I'm sorry


Philipp Ranzhin talks about how he changed they way he treats less experienced developers and why.

Code runs on people


Rachel argues that it's too easy to say code just runs on a computer, it's the people that have to work with it, that matter.

Software Engineering

Writing class documentation


Arnt Gulbrandsen has some great tipps on how to write good class documentation.

Ship / Show / Ask


Martin Fowler has an interesting alternative to the exclusive PR workflow.

how to update [go] APIs for generics


Russ Cox on the Golang GitHub repository discussions asks about ways to keep backwards-compatibility while introducing generic variants of existing functions.

Cutting Room Floor

The Sample


Jacob O'Bryant built a newsletter aggregator that learns what you like and sends you newsletters that might interest you. Give it a try! (Referral-link)

Two new color spaces for color picking - Okhsv and Okhsl


Björn Ottosson discusses the history of colors spaces like HSL and HSV and their problems, then proposes a modern alternative.


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