The Art of Coding


Your code makes me fat!

When our brain manages a high cognitive load, it depletes our resources for willpower and self-control. That was the finding of a Stanford researcher Professor Baba Shiv in 1999 when he did an experiment. He asked two groups of people to memorize a number and

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Quick and easy steps to a maintainable and healthy codebase

As a child, my mom drilled into my sister and I that whenever we slept over at a friends or family members house we should always leave the house equal to or better than we met it. Sometimes this just meant laying the bed we

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The most important skill needed by indie developers

"This app is tooooo bad!" my friend exclaimed when I showed him a website I made. He said this the way someone might call their girlfriend a Bad Bitch when she did something that made them happy. He explained how much he loved the workflow,

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Where there is no Project Manager

Growing up we had a book in our house called "Where there is no Doctor". This is a healthcare book written for developing countries to tackle some basic healthcare issues in a village setting when there was no doctor present. I have never lived in

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An expensive line of code

I was talking to my dad today, he told me that the first computer he bought had 128MB of hard drive storage and we laughed. It cost more than a MacBook today. In 2001 a friend told me his sister who just started college bought

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