How to become a good software engineer
A love letter to Europe
Since I went back as a solo consultant, people contact me to help them in their development adventures. One of the most frequent questions is..
Paris, we know each other since a long time. I met you when I was 11 years old and I was impressed. You were the largest city I’ve ever seen. I knew we were meant to be together.
On Medium: Unfollowing all my Facebook friends (Part 2/2)
Some tools I use. Pick whatever you find useful.
On Medium: Before the Part II, Unfollowing all my Facebook friends (interlude)
As promised, I will debrief what I’ve learned and observed after one month without my Facebook News Feed. And because we all want 2017 to be the best year of our short life, we should all observe our environment, tune it, and try to get the best out of it.
On Medium: Unfollowing all my Facebook friends (Part 1/2)
I recently wrote an article about my Facebook experiment: Unfollowing my Facebook friends (Part I). I recommend you to read it before going further but it’s not mandatory. I called this post “interlude” because the Part II will contain more details and feedback after two weeks of experiment.
On Medium: How to balance your energy? Being hot and staying cold.
Yesterday at the Paris Ruby Meetup (ParisRB), one of the organisers (Thibault Assus) did a talk about how to receive less emails and reduce “social noise” in your daily routine. He covered how to do smart email subscriptions with Unroll.me and why you should disable your mobile push notifications.
After nearly three years building Geeksters with my partner Kamel, I spent a lot of time working with developers, clients, designers, partners and people in general.
Riding a MacBook Air 11
After some discussions with our Rails developers team, we agree on some guidelines for our controllers. You should understand why controllers should stay skinny and there are some tips you can use to reduce their size.
Checklist in Web projects
I want to explain my choice for the Macbook Air 11”. It’s not really about an Apple product. It’s about the reason I’m riding a 11” laptop.
Sassc and Bourbon: it works
This is a simple list I want to check when starting a Web project. This is not specific to a language choice but all this rules will really help you during the process. There are questions you have to answer before starting the code.
Improve your desktop and your efficiency.
Yesterday I wanted to get deeper in Sass by trying Sassc. Sassc is a wrapper for Libsass and Libsass is a Sass compiler build in C++. The project was created and announced by Hampton Catlin (creator of Sass)
Erase your disk: secure and fast.
First, you have a body and the most used parts of it during code sessions are: your fingers, your hand and your arm. The rest is basically statical and that’s a good thing. The less you move, the less you pollute your brain.
It’s easy to recover removed files from a fresh formatted disk. Formatting only affects the partition index, not the data. I’m a bit paranoid about my data and I decided to really clean the data on a flash drive I wanted to sell.
The “I need to write it somewhere” is doing a while (true) in my mind every day. I’m please to announce my personal logs. You will read technical feedback from my experience, tips and thoughts about the Web.