The Art of Clean Code — 14 Unix Principles

“This is the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface. […] ” – McIlroy This book chapter draft is original material drawn from my book The Art of Clean Code (NoStarchPress, San Francisco). … 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

5 Best Smoothies for Coders You Can Easily Copy & Paste

πŸ«πŸ“πŸ₯’πŸ₯¦πŸ₯• Smoothies can be a perfect choice for coders looking for a healthy and delicious way to fuel their programming sessions. Here are five outstanding smoothie recipes from, each offering a unique blend of flavors and health benefits: Beet Carrot Celery Smoothie This smoothie is a simple, nutritious option that combines the earthiness of … 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 – Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

πŸ’‘ Abstract: As software development complexity spirals and deadlines stretch, embracing the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) can be the lighthouse guiding you through stormy seas. The MVP approach strips a product down to its essence to validate core hypotheses, not only accelerates the feedback loop but also sharpens product-market fit with surgical precision. In this … 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

Top 50 Cutting-Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) across various facets of production and operations. These applications represent only a fraction of AI’s potential, with its ability to revolutionize the industry through dynamic scheduling, real-time adjustments, and a data-driven approach to decision-making, ultimately leading to smarter, leaner, … Read more

What’s Not Going to Change in 10 Years? (Jeff Bezos)

Where change is the only constant (alien technology LLMs!), it’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of chasing the next big thing. However, Amazon’s former CEO, Jeff Bezos, offers a different perspective useful for navigating our careers, enhancing productivity, refining our mindset, and looking toward the future of business and technology: Jeff Bezos: … Read more

30 Everyday Human Tasks AI Can’t Replace in the Foreseeable Future

πŸ’‘ TLDR: Do you want to stay on the right side of change? Become an investor. Be reactive, i.e., if somebody needs something from you, give it to them. Embrace the little things that ChatGPT cannot do just yet. Be grateful you’re still needed. Most of us fear the same thing: AI taking on more … Read more