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- “Learning How to Learn,” the most popular course on Coursera by John Schwartz
- Software Engineering ≠ Computer Science by Chuck Connell
- What’s Functional Programming All About? by Li Haoyi
- Ask HN: What books have made the biggest impact on your mental models?
- A collection of things software developers should know by Alexey Migutsky
- Experienced Programmers Use Google Frequently by Umer Mansoor
- How to Interview Engineers by Ammon Bartram
- Why I’m not a React Native developer by Ariel Elkin
- Write Less Code by Umer Mansoor
- How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out by Kenneth Rosen
- We analyzed thousands of interviews on everything from language to code style by Aline Lerner
- The Hard Thing About Software Development by Jesse Watson
- Data Structures for Coding Interviews by Parker Phinney
- Sublime Text 3.0 by Jon Skinner
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- Leveling up as a Junior Engineer by Matt Gowie
- Ask HN: What’s your process for learning?
- URLs are UI by Scott Hanselman
- Writing Good Code Is a Lot Like Writing Prose by Alex Kras
- How to Design Programs, Second Edition by Matthias Felleisen
- Five Key Mindsets That Separate Successful Programmers from Everyone Else by Edmond Lau
- Is it unethical for me to not tell my employer I’ve automated my job?
- Busy to Death by Barry O’Reilly
- Why the Brain Needs More Downtime by Ferris Jabr
- YAGNI, Cargo Cult and Overengineering by Umer Mansoor
- Ask HN: What ways have worked for you to overcome ‘imposter syndrome’?
- What I Learned from Researching Coding Bootcamps by Kyle Thayer
- How do I know if I’m good at programming? by Daniel Slater
- How to Improve a Legacy Codebase by Jacques Mattheij
- How to read more: Simple three-step system by Dean Yeong
- Learn how to be a more effective engineer by Edmond Lau
- How HTTPS Handshake Happens by Sudhakar Rayavaram
- Better Software Design with Clean Architecture by Mark Macneil
- The meaning of life in a world without work by Yuval Noah Harari
- Web Developer Security Checklist by Michael O’Brien
- Avoid These 35 Habits That Lead to Unmaintainable Code by Christian Maioli Mackeprang
- Are You a Self-Interrupter? by Adam Gazzaley & Larry D. Rosen
- For an Inclusive Culture, Try Working Less by Rich Armstrong
- Websites can now fingerprint a device when multiple browser instances are used by Dan Goodin
- Best websites a programmer should visit by Sonkeng Maldini
- Career Monogamy: The Awkward Tech Sin of Longevity by Brian Nemhauser
- An all-in-one beginner’s guide to modern React application development by Devin Abbott
- TDD did not live up to expectations by Eric Gunnerson
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Scott is a web developer and has blogged at hanselman.com for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, OR. Scott has 3 podcasts, hanselminutes.com, thisdeveloperslife.com and ratchetandthegeek.com.
Bill is the founder of DevMastery.com. A 20 year veteran programmer, architect, consultant, and teacher, he helps individual developers and billion dollar organizations become more successful every day.
Troy is a Pluralsight author, Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and world-renowned internet security specialist. He’s the creator of “Have I been pwned?”, the free online service for breach monitoring and notifications and blogs at troyhunt.com from his home in Australia.
Jeff is a software developer, author, blogger and entrepreneur. He is known for the programming blog Coding Horror, and is the co-founder of the Q&A website Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network.
Joe is the inventor of the programming language Erlang. PhD in computer science, and Adjunct Professor of computer Science at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Kent is a software engineer, author, coach and creator of Extreme Programming. He was 1 of the 17 signatories of the Agile Manifesto and a leading proponent of TDD. He pioneered design patterns and his current academic project is a study of software design.
Aline is the co-founder and CEO of interviewing.io. She likes ranting on the internet about how hiring is broken, and her work has appeared in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.
Tim is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Considered by many to be the best event producer, computer book and video publisher in the world.
Matt is a developer at Automattic where he focuses on growth for WordPress.com. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two kids.
Ossi has been writing web stuff since he was in elementary school. He is always trying to learn something new and interesting — nowadays surrounded by the brilliant people of Futurice.
Heidi is the Operating Partner at DFJ, a lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Stanford, and a recovering entrepreneur.
John is the founder of SimpleProgrammer.com, author of the bestselling book Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual and creator of over 50 professional developer courses ranging from iOS, Android, Game Development, Java and more.
Patrick J. McGinnis
Patrick is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. He is the author of The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin books.
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