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Stephen Leyva (He/Him)

Views are my own. I enjoy reading about problems in the big data space. Additionally, anything with a view to operations and system architecture.

Education

High School

Work

System Development Engineer II at Amazon Web Services

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re: What Book(s) Are You Currently Reading To Be a Better Programmer?
Currently reading “The Linux Programming Interface”. There’s ...
re: Remove Duplicates From Linked List - Cracking the Coding Interview, Leetcode
Aww! Great! I was like another magical python thing 😂😂😂 once ...
re: Remove Duplicates From Linked List - Cracking the Coding Interview, Leetcode
Apologies as I’m usually really bad at these Leetcode challen...
re: Why SREs Should be Responsible for Development Environments
Example: The ops team owns environment creation but builds a ...
re: Why SREs Should be Responsible for Development Environments
I’ve found embedding SREs in teams has trade offs as well. On...
re: I'm gonna be learning Linux!
LinuxFromScratch is a good tutorial in building your own dist...
re: If you fantasize about quitting dev, what you have in mind to do?
Music, broadway or Writing has always been a less realistic d...
re: How did you understand Git and its workflow.
Different branches == different time streams...makes me feel ...
re: How did you understand Git and its workflow.
Codecademy has a good course: codecademy.com/learn/learn-git ...
re: JavaScript developers, what was it like to start learning Python?
My take on python is it’s easy to learn, hard to master. I fi...
re: ARCTIC CODE VAULT BY GITHUB ORGANIZATION
All my hello world programs are safe for eternity XD
re: How Rust Lets Us Monitor 30k API calls/min
Are you able to give any insights with regards to ramping up ...
re: When is a quick and dirty hack justified?
Are we gonna forget the fact that a computer is essentially a...
re: What language or tool are you curious about, but have not found the time to use or learn?
I’m learning this right now! Prepping for the OSCP
re: 8 Reasons you won’t use Python
I don’t think they’re comparing in terms of holistic one is b...
re: 8 Reasons you won’t use Python
GIL
re: 8 Reasons you won’t use Python
I don’t think the aim was to invalidate python but rather exp...
re: What bad habit do you have because you learned an approach *before* a better idea came along?
typing.io/ This is pretty cool. Typing practice with coding ...
re: Timeout with a third party library or another server - How to handle?
I’ve seen process forking and then utilizing a Linux signal a...
re: The Downside To Being Self-Taught.
Great advice! I’ve found the stuff I’m not interested in lear...
re: Junior Developer Check List
Yah this seems like a lot. What’s the depth of knowledge that...
re: Give one Short Piece of Advice or Wisdom to Beginning Programmers
Write tests. Not too many. Mostly integration. - Guillermo Ra...
re: What is the most potentially-revolutionary software currently being developed?
I kinda think what kubernetes has done is establish a common ...
re: From HS dropout to Software Engineer
Thanks!! You as well!
re: From HS dropout to Software Engineer
This an amazing anecdote and inspiring story!! Plot twist, wi...
re: Why Do You Need a Backend?
I don’t think it’s just relational databases either. Data mod...
re: What are the big differences between working for a "tech company" and being a dev for a "non-tech company"
Principle: Consider the audience. Pragmatic programmer talk...
re: What's your most embarrassing coding story?
The irony of the fact that the feature was for not sending af...
re: What is the worst question you have ever been asked in a job interview?
I agree! I think there’s value in learning how to find things...
re: What is the worst question you have ever been asked in a job interview?
Them: Please list all Possible Linux signals And their meanin...
re: At what age did you get your first dev job?
At 13 I took over an aspx site for a small business where the...
re: Why we need Docker?
In fact it’s never true XD
re: Are unit tests a waste of your time?
I’ve found it’s two fold: shorten feed back loop and it encou...
re: My journey to landing my dream job at Amazon
Your recruiter should prepare ya with this, but I’d say the S...
re: What did you learn this week on Dev.to?
This week I learned about c++ memory management and optimizat...
re: What is your background if not computer science?
I don’t encourage this at all, but I dropped out of high scho...
re: FizzBuzz Refactoring Challenge with Open/Closed Principle
Oh yah this isn’t a dig at the authors post at all. Much can ...
re: FizzBuzz Refactoring Challenge with Open/Closed Principle
This is actually something we’ve discussed heavily at places ...
re: What is a Zip function in Python?
Sorry for calling it out, that was kind of dickish 😣 I looked...
re: What is a Zip function in Python?
Apologies, I am a bit confused, wouldn’t the first solution i...
re: "This Probably Won't Solve Your Problem" — A Tough Pill to Swallow
I think a lot of people solve the authentication/authorizatio...
re: From burning myself out, to McDonalds to Backend dev
I have a few friends who, in addition to software engineering...
re: What Are the Most Important CS Principles to Learn as a New Dev from a Non-Traditional Background?
I’d disagree a bit. Time complexity doesn’t necessitate an un...
re: Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?
I can’t tell how much I appreciate this article! It parallels...
re: Hit me with a good rant
Funny story, I worked at a place that started up and manage...
re: DevOps Engineer vs. SRE?
This is a touchy subject 😂😂 Implementation varies from compan...
re: Are newer developers pushed too exclusively towards web development?
I believe the frontend is what people are most familiar wit...
re: How have many without a college education broken into the industry?
I have a friend trying to make a career change breaking int...
re: How have many without a college education broken into the industry?
This answer shows a lot of passion about your field! Thanks...
re: Saving images in a database or in the project's folder?
This system architecture video has a good explanation on th...
re: What the heck is Unpacking and Packing of Sequences in Python?
This is a great article! I've also found variadic unpacking...
re: Your friend and neighbour WiFi
Wasn’t this device in an episode of Silicon Valley? 😂 Great...
re: What is Golang? Why use the Go? Pros & Cons
I can see the validity of you statement. I think it also pe...
re: Can you recommend interesting software engineering blogs you follow?
Etsy’s Code as Craft: codeascraft.com/
re: What is Golang? Why use the Go? Pros & Cons
I’d tend to agree here, though in my experience Golang libs...
re: How have many without a college education broken into the industry?
This story shows a lot of grind! Building your own SaaS app...
re: Self Balancing Binary Search Tree: Insertions
Right?! Just hope he doesn’t make half your data disappear ...
re: What is the most inspiring tech talk of 2019 ?
This definitely was my favorite talk for 2019! The people a...
re: I hate setting up my dev environment.
I use a Chef cookbook to configure my dotfiles, install nec...
re: Project Euler #2 - Even Fibonacci numbers
Recursive caching implementation def solve(n): even_...
re: Project Euler #1 - Multiples of 3 and 5
Python implementation that runs in Θ(1) time def solve(n...
re: How much code coverage is enough?
I like this idea. Many people get caught up in numbers game...
re: Explain Docker Like I'm Five
There are some parallels in concept maybe? The key differen...
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