My list of magic numbers for your turkey day enjoyment

Modern storage is plenty fast. It is the APIs that are bad.

Karen on Python mocks: threading.Timer

Issue #38


A Byte of Coding Issue #38
Happy Thanksgiving!
Eat turkey if that's your thing. Think about the things you're thankful for if being grateful isn't normally your thing. I think that's a much undervalued thing to do. One of the best pieces of advice I got was to think about everything I'm grateful for whenever I feel down. Works like a charm. Right now I'm very thankful for getting back running water, electricity, and wifi in my home :) what about you? The fact that here's the issue?

My list of magic numbers for your turkey day enjoyment

Published: 26 November 2020
Tags: numbers

If you play with technology long enough, you start seeing patterns in numbers. 256, 1024, 0x15, or 420. Well in this article, Rachel lists out a plethora of magical numbers you might run into when dabbling with computers and the web. Along the way she points out some useful information from all across the number spectrum.

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Modern storage is plenty fast. It is the APIs that are bad.

Published: 25 November 2020
Tags: optimization, memory

Hardware has been developing at such an accelerated rate performance wise, that many of modern optimization problems are mostly a result of software not catching up. One such example is I/O processes. In this informative article, Glauber Costa uses his expertise to dispel some common misconceptions about the time cost of interacting with I/O, and highlighting the real culprit; poorly written APIs.

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Karen on Python mocks: threading.Timer

Published: 26 November 2020
Tags: javsacript

Refactoring is a big part of any kind of programming, because any project you'll work on will have some sort of technical debt. We all sometimes take shortcuts. Well Pablo Aguiar has taken a great meme, good ol' Karen, and put her to work rewriting unit tests for lazy Python devs that used time.sleep on asynchronous functions.

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