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Ricardo Bánffy

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What Does Your IDE/Code Editor Look Like?

Editor: Emacs Font: 3270 (github.com/rbanffy/3270font) Them...

What Are Your Favourite Learning Resources?

A good REPL Conference videos (kudos to PyCon, EuroPython, ...

Using Print Statements Are A Handy Way to Debug and Explore Code

Did people really forget about this?

WSL Tips: Starting Linux Background Services on Windows Login

It's nice to bring Unix tooling into Windows, but, as a Linux...

Follow Friday! (v2)

If you are into mainframes and security (or even curious ab...

Which contentious opinions in programming actually matter?

Typing also acts as a form of documentation. You know a cer...

Which contentious opinions in programming actually matter?

Another question that has generated some heated discussions...

Which contentious opinions in programming actually matter?

As someone coming from both software engineering and operat...

Lazy names are lazy

I use npmjs.com/package/nsaname/

Time To End The vi/Emacs Debate

Both Emacs and Vim are very lightweight and fast. Also, the...

Time To End The vi/Emacs Debate

Popularity is not quality. Vim is my favorite configuration...

Can I see your terminal?

The most interesting thing here is the font that I built ba...

Can we use a good configuration gaming laptop for programming?

It really depends on what you do. If you are doing end-user...

What language features/concepts do insiders of the language love and outsiders hate?

Python for the whitespace. Ruby for the irregular but expre...

Depression & Anxiety in programming

I don't think it's surprising. How can anyone have an above...

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

Since I spend a lot of time on Twitter discussing politics,...

What are the best options on the market for external computer monitors?

I'm considering a 40"-ish 4K TV. It's about the same dot-pi...

Tools I should learn as a .net dev

I'd suggest learning something completely different. A fron...

What developer podcasts do you listen to or watch?

I don't listen as often as I used to, but the itunes.apple....

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

We should eventually add the ability to render things easil...

What's your favorite useless repo/package/website/etc?

I'm very fond of the useless tools I make. Unpepefy - githu...

JavaScript Is Eating The World

I'm old enough to remember the time when it was "Any applicat...

Experienced developers: What concept have you never gotten around to learning and you've been fine without it?

This is a tricky question in programming. When all I knew w...

Why are global variables bad?

s/goole/google/

👻 Do you have any horror stories to share? Spooky bugs, scary data leaks, horrifying code, etc. 🎃

Every time one installs or updates the JDK, there is the me...

3 Challenges of Building a Big Data Backend for Your Enterprise Mobile App

The most fundamental challenge is to actually have all that...

What one should know about VIM before starting to use it?

All you need to know is that Emacs is better. /me ducks

What are some useful npm packages I might not know about?

For naming servers, projects or things, npmjs.com/package/n...

Explain containers like I'm five

This is what we use to call "application containers" that r...

What I've Learned After Three Months of Coding (Almost) Daily

Great post. As for the real friends thing, yes, this is key. ...

What is the next language you want to learn, and why?

Irish

Which editor/IDE do you use and why?

Emacs, of course, because its endlessly and easily configurab...

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