Everyone in software engineering should go through the process of installing an operating system from scratch I don’t care that you don’t have a degree in Computer Science. I don’t care that you learned coding from a six-week boot camp. You may know how to code, but if you don’t know how to troubleshoot your … Continue reading If you haven’t done it already, get yourself a Raspberry Pi and install Linux on it
Avoiding managed services, using Docker and running eight Mongo and twelve Kafka nodes does not make an application cloud neutral — it makes it costly to develop, Kafkaesque to architect, and impossible to maintain in production. You end up losing your weekends and quality time with family to DR exercises and production support.
Man’s wisdom is in what he writes, good sense at the end of his pen; and using his pen he can climb to the height of the scepter in the hand of his king -- The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain Moses Ben Maimon (aka Maimonides) lived over … Continue reading On Maintaining Personal Brand as a Software Engineer
When I was a freshman at Clarkson in 1996 there was a work-study program they called Student-Directed Computing Services. It was an effort to recruit students and get their help in wiring the campus for high speed Internet. It was thanks to that program that by the end of that year I had a real … Continue reading On apprenticeship