Category: Programming

Code Reviews

I had a conversation at work today about code reviews… I made some connections that I’ve not really had before. So, let me start off and say that I like code reviews. They are a good way of maintaining good overall...

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Documentation

There was a conversation today at work about docs. Amazon has a huge internal wiki where we basically keep all of our documentation. It’s a great help in certain cases. Certainly for our team it makes for a great place to...

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Interview Questions

It’s interesting to look at the world to find interview questions. I’ve tended to gravitate towards some of the old stand-bys, but recently the NBC bracket website crapped out. Now you can do all sorts of...

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Design of experiments

There was something that came up at work today that made me think of traditional science. Specifically, it made me think of the scientific method. Whenever you try an experiment, you need to figure out what the success criteria...

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Forethought

I had an interesting hallway conversation with a co-worker other day about how something in Amazon’s systems just don’t work for us. “Why didn’t they make it in a way that could be extended to our use...

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Documentation and comments

One of the things that come up at work is documentation. I’ve had conversations with peers about how I should have known about things “because it had been documented in the wiki” or something like that. A large...

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Coding: Working again!

I’ve bitched a bunch in the past about stuff not working. I have to say that it’s nice when things do work. You get paid to be a programmer it’s nice to actually sit down with the editor and pound out some...

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