Announcing Cthulhu, a JavaScript interpreter for Redis

Jul 23, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

Salvatore Sanfilippo, a.k.a. Antirez and Redis Labs just announced the release of Redis 4.0. One of the most prominent features is the support for modules, Redis extensions that can add commands available to clients. I've had the pleasure of working a bit with Salvatore for the past few months lear…

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You can keep your ads, I'll keep my adblocker

Jun 23, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

It amazed me the other day, when I commented on twitter in favor of AdBlockers, that there are still people believing the rhetoric that choosing not being subjected to ads is somehow cheating the system (and of course they'd tell you so by calling you a 4 year old, har har). How naïve can you be, pa…

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How come there are no comments on this blog?

Apr 17, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

I was asked on Twitter the other day how come it's not possible to comment on my blog posts. Here's a list of possible reasons, maybe it will make you rethink how useful comments are. Spam source This is the easiest-to-understand reason. If people write nonsense, or attack each other, or write s…

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Fine grained unit tests are harmful

Apr 12, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

Last evening I had an interesting exchange with a @GeePawHill on twitter that went something like this: @GeePawHill: if a function involves a chain of objects, A -> B -> C -> D, and we satisfy ourselves, A works if B works. B works if C works, and so on... ..we have come very close to satisfying…

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Helping developers in a different way

Mar 29, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

One of the things that absolutely inspired me in my tenure at Stack Overflow was remote work. In fact, I loved it so much that I chose it as an absolute prerequisite for my next job. Why do I love remote working? For traditional office jobs, it just makes much more sense. Why should people be force…

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First steps in programming: loops

Mar 16, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

If you haven't read my other articles on getting started with coding you should do so before proceeding: I will assume that you can open a JavaScript console and run a basic program, know how to use variables and conditionals. In the last post we learnt how to make the computer execute commands con…

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First steps in programming: conditionals

Feb 23, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

If you haven't read my other articles on getting started with coding you should do so before proceeding: I will assume that you can open a JavaScript console and run a basic program and know how to use variables We ended the last instalment with a program that remembers the user's name and greets t…

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First steps in programming: variables

Feb 22, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

If you haven't read my first article on getting started with coding I suggest you do so now before proceeding: I will assume that you can open a JavaScript console and run a basic program. In short, we explained that a program is a series of instructions ("statements") which are run together by giv…

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So long, Stack Overflow!

Feb 20, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

February 17th, 2017 I left Stack Overflow. I remain a moderator on Skeptics where I was elected, but beyond that I am no longer working or managing any other community in the network. We parted ways very amicably, with lots of support, love and a few tears. I will miss them all terribly. I joined …

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Which programming language should I start with?

Feb 17, 2017 • Marco Cecconi

One of the most common questions about programming is what language should be used. I think that at this point in time the answer is clearly JavaScript. The reason is simple: it's everywhere a browser is, and it is powerful enough to be way more than a toy. How do I get started with JavaScript? Pr…

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