Hi! I’m Vlad GURDIGA. 👋🙂
It’s good to have you here. Here I’m writing mostly on thechical subjects, like UNIXy stuff, vim, and GNU make, but I also touch on productivity and personal development.
It’s not that I could argue with DHH regarding TDD—in technology he’s at a level that I may never reach. Mr. Kent Beck had his say on that article, and also Mr. Robert C. Martin, although not as to-the-point as Mr. Beck’s.
This morning I got to the “Business Writing: Writing in Your Job” chapter in the “On Writing Well” book by William Zinsser. I found many things I wanted to write down and share, but instead of retelling it I thought I will just quote a good chunk of it and let you enjoy the original. It’s pretty long for a blog article, but it’s an easy and pleasant reading. I’ll start with the second paragraph since I think it goes straight to the point. Here it goes.
One tricky thing about testing promises is that they handle errors thrown by their .then() callbacks. So I have a test like this:
I try to limit the amount of magic that I allow in my worldview, as too much of it can cause confusion.
Accepting Diversity in people as a good thing, and understanding its implications gave me a much better life.
I just finished reading Robert C. Martin’s book “The Clean Coder”.
One thing that I found interesting in the “Apprenticeship Patterns” book is the emphasis it puts on blogging. It’s not that this surprised me, I have heard about this many times, and I think I understand its benefits, but one notable thing is that it gives ideas on what to write about, and one good reason: to use it as a tool towards a better understanding for yourself.
In a previous post I said that I recently went to a JS meet up, and I was left with the impression that the presentations would have been more useful if they were more narrowly focused: maybe take a specific problem and explain how a particular framework helps in solving it. Then I thought, what exactly do I mean by that? So here is what.