Lessons from The Changelog’s interview of DHH on 10 Years of Ruby on Rails

I was listening to this long interview with DHH by The Changelog while walking around Berkeley, and I found a few points to ponder over: Flow The feeling of “flow” that you experience in programming is the only sustained method of happiness that I know. That’s why I like programming. Fun If programming is whatContinue reading “Lessons from The Changelog’s interview of DHH on 10 Years of Ruby on Rails”

Notes from Redis Conference 2015

Redis Conference 2015 at the Innovation Hangar at the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Thanks to sponsors Rackspace, Hulu, Redis Labs, Heroku, and others. Talks list Redis’ 6th birthday today! Redis Keynote by Salvatore Sanfilippo (Pivotal) a.k.a. @antirez Genesis Big equivalence principle : Today’s startups can do everything with everything, but aContinue reading “Notes from Redis Conference 2015”

The Mature Optimization Handbook

Carlos Buenos’ Mature Optimization Handbook was an excellent concise read over the weekend. The handbook is about the philosophical approach to performance measurements and optimizations and monitoring of our backend systems. After all, the author was part of the Facebook Performance Engineering team. The good part about the book was that it gave you theContinue reading “The Mature Optimization Handbook”

Four must-watch talks and articles on How the World Works

Most of these are old but I was recommended to watch these videos / articles recently and they blew my mind: How The Economic Machine Works The Four Horsemen How College Education became popular Is College for Everyone? An Introduction and Timeline of College in America Why Leaders Eat Last https://player.vimeo.com/video/79899786 Comments @haridas_n says: IContinue reading “Four must-watch talks and articles on How the World Works”

Welcome to Jekyll!

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory – edit this post and re-build (or run with the -w switch) to see your changes! To add new posts, simply add a file in the _posts directory that follows the convention: YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext. Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets: def print_hi(name) puts “Hi, #{name}” endContinue reading “Welcome to Jekyll!”

A Byte of Python converted to AsciiDoc for Python 2

I have converted the book to AsciiDoc format and also converted the book back to Python 2 (I got tired of readers emails who were confused between using Python 2 and reading the Python 3 version of the book and vice-versa). The updated online version is at https://www.swaroopch.com/notes/python/ The AsciiDoc sources are at https://github.com/swaroopch/byte_of_python PDFContinue reading “A Byte of Python converted to AsciiDoc for Python 2”