The Art of Clean Code – Focus as the Ultimate Weapon to Fight Entropy

πŸ’‘ In the quest to distill the essence of crafting clean code, we’ve learned about the need of minimizing complexity to maximizing productivity. This brief chapter spotlights a singular, transformative concept: focus. The Weapon Against Complexity Throughout The Art of Clean Code we learned that complexity breeds chaos, while its bane lies in focusβ€”the linchpin … Read more

The Art of Clean Code – Less Is More In Design

As developers, we rarely perceive ourselves as designers, yet interface crafting is an integral facet of our craft. Be it shaping an intuitive dashboard for data analysis, architecting an easily navigable API, or constructing straightforward web interfaces for blockchain applications, a grasp on basic design principles separates the forgettable from the functional. πŸ’‘ This chapter … Read more

The Art of Clean Code – Entering a State of Flow for Max Productivity

“Flow is the source code of ultimate human performance” – Steven Kotler In this chapter summary of The Art of Clean Code, you’ll learn about the concept of flow and how you can use it to ramp up your programming productivity. What It Is The concept of flow was popularized by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced “chick-sent-me-high”), … Read more

The Art of Clean Code – Six Types of Premature Optimization

πŸ’‘ Original Quote: “Programmers waste enormous amounts of time thinking about, or worrying about, the speed of noncritical parts of their programs, and these attempts at efficiency actually have a strong negative impact when debugging and maintenance are considered. We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the … Read more

Top 7 Free LLM Books (100% Trustworthy Links)

I spent the last couple of hours scouring the web for free LLM books that are not trash, scam, or outright malicious links. This curated list is the proud result. Have fun reading! πŸ₯ΈπŸ‘‡ What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work? by Stephen Wolfram πŸ“– Description: “Nobody expected thisβ€”not even its creators: … Read more

The Art of Clean Code – 17 Principles

Writing clean and simple code not only constructs the framework of a maintainable and robust application but also harmonizes the collaboration between developers. Let’s unpack the principles laid out in the fourth chapter of “The Art of Clean Code” with real-world examples, data, and facts. So you don’t end up like this poor guy: πŸ‘‡ … Read more

The Art of Clean Code – The Pareto Principle in Tech

If you’re a developer looking to up your coding game, you need to be familiar with the 80/20 rule. Otherwise known as the Pareto Principle, it’s an age-old concept that, when applied to programming, can revolutionize how you approach your workflow and productivity. If you haven’t read it, check out the previous article in this … Read more

The Art of Clean Code – Complexity

When it comes to productivity, complexity is the bane of your existence. This isn’t just for businesses but individuals as well. Today, let’s dissect where complexity pops up and how it can mess with your ability to get things done. Think about these hurdles a new coder faces: This overwhelming array of choices often leaves … Read more

The Art of Clean Code – Free Book Overview

Hi, I’m the author of ‘The Art of Clean Code’. This is the first of 10 book chapter summaries I’ll publish in the Finxter newsletter for free. Let’s get started! πŸ‘‡ Once upon a time, Bill Gates’ parents invited legendary investor Warren Buffett to their family home. During a CNBC interview, Warren Buffett shared an … Read more

Diving Deep into ‘Deep Learning’ – An 18-Video Guide by Ian Goodfellow and Experts

Welcome to the ultimate video guide on the groundbreaking book “Deep Learning” by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville! Why “Deep Learning” the book? It’s the definitive textbook in the field, “Deep Learning” covers a comprehensive range of topics, from the foundational concepts to the advanced techniques driving the latest innovations in artificial intelligence. … Read more

[Book Review] Learn AI-Assisted Python Programming with GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT

I just got an early copy of Prof. Porter’s and Prof. Zingaro’s “Learn AI-Assisted Python Programming with GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT”. In this quick blog, I’ll share my 5-star review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Programming in 2023 looks a lot different than programming in 2022. The transformational development of powerful large language models (LLMs) has brought new challenges … Read more