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12 Rules for Life - An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

Human lives are built around rules for millennia. You can think about ten commandments to start with, the laws of Hammurabi and in fact all the laws, rules and regulations we have ever had to follo...

When to use const in C++? Part III: return types

Just make everything const that you can! That’s the bare minimum you could do for your compiler! This is a piece of advice, many senior developers tend to repeat to juniors, while so often even th...

What do you want from a job, that is the question

As you might know, I’m writing a book, its working title is “The Seniority Trap”. From time to time, I’ll post some parts of it, before it gets released. If you are interested in the updates, pleas...

When to use const in C++? Part II: member variables

Just make everything const that you can! That’s the bare minimum you could do for your compiler! This is a piece of advice, many senior developers tend to repeat to juniors, while so often even th...

Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Sandor, are you posting a book about web development? What are you having in mind? Are you changing from C++ to something else? No. Not at all. While it’s true that I’ve built some sites, such as ...

When to use const in C++? Part I: functions and local variables

Just make everything const that you can! That’s the bare minimum you could do for your compiler! This is a piece of advice, many senior developers tend to repeat to juniors, while so often even th...

Sharpen your axe and chop down the tree quickly

As you might know, I’m writing a book, its working title is “The Seniority Trap”. From time to time, I’ll post some parts of it, before it gets released. If you are interested in the updates, pleas...

Confessions of an addict: Just a few lines...

Just a few lines… That other night I was struggling. I felt an urge to write some code. I hadn’t written any during the day. Barely during the week. Am I a developer or what? How can it be that I ...

User-defined literals in C++

Last time we discussed strong types and in particular, strongly typed containers. We introduced the idea through a constructor that takes two integers and two boolean values and we saw how easy it ...

Strong types for containers

Once again we were practising Object Calisthenics during our weekly coding dojo. If you don’t know what it is about, I’d advise you to check out the rules. You might not want to apply all of them f...