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Forty and still a dev?

I’m a regular attendee of the Riviera Software Craftsmanship Meetup. It’s so good to listen to fresh ideas. And of course, to have a good craft beer ;) I always get some inspiration as a takeaway....

Driving Technical Change by Terrence Ryan

If you don’t have initiatives, if you don’t like to nor want to change the status quo, if you don’t believe that you can or should have an impact this is not your book. Driving Technical Change i...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: the rest of non-modifying sequence operations

In this next part of the big STL algorithm tutorial, we will discover all the non-modifying sequence operations that we haven’t seen yet. Namely, we are going to have a deeper look at the followi...

RivieraDev 2019 - the gastronomical dev conference

This May, I had the chance once again to attend Riviera Dev and even to speak about my hobby. Was that gastronomical? You bet it was! But more on that later. This was the second year that the co...

The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference by Nicolai Josuttis

For each quarter, I define three goals for myself as described in Setting yourself up to success. In the previous quarters, I had personal goals related to the C++ Standard Library. As I was alrea...

How do you prepare your commits?

What is your process to create a new commit? Is it just git commit -am? Or is it more sophisticated? Mine used to be something like this: for file in files returned by git status: git diff file...

Travel report: CPPP 2019

Right after I was returning from a three and a half weeks long road trip with destinations in 5 countries, then attending an advanced presentation skills workshop, I was finally heading to the airp...

The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

MJ DeMarco in his book offers to “crack the code to wealth” so that you can “live rich for a lifetime”. It sounds like a clickbait, doesn’t it? Far too often these books are written by people who ...

Take the lead!

In the middle of February, one of my colleagues, Bob told me on chat that he hadn’t had yet his yearly performance review. It was due by the end of January. He was rather surprised, that I actually...

The Slow Birth of a Developer

“Nothing is slower than the true birth of a man.” - said Hadrian to his selected successor, the young Marcus Aurelius. At least in the novel called Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. What...