Author Archives: Jeroen van Doorn

Linkbate: Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Blogging again: one babystep at a time The dumbest idea in the world: maximizing shareholder value A book review: fixing the game by Roger L. Martin http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/11/28/maximizing-shareholder-value-the-dumbest-idea-in-the-world/ Neil deGrasse Tyson: ‘How much would you pay for the univere’ http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/neil_degrasse_tyson_how_much_would_you_pay_for_the_universe.html Amazon bought Kiva http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-19/tech/31209440_1_robots-fulfillment-warehouses Related: A day in the life of Kiva Robot www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KRjuuEVEZs
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Metraprogramming Ruby

On the everlasting mission of becoming a better developer, I’ve read ‘Metaprogramming Ruby‘ by Paolo Perrotta. The book gave me some great insights and inspired me create some more cheat sheets for my big secret cheat sheet project. For now I’ve created two and will post the first later this week. For those interested in […]
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Ruby method names ending with ?

Warning: I can’t think up something practical about what I prefer and explain below! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Last week I found myself writing a method ending with a question mark, but it wasn’t returning a Boolean. Just as most of the other methods ending with a question mark I wrote the last […]
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Structuring my free time

Because there are too many things I like to do and because I also find myself spending a whole night in front of the television and wondering afterward what I’ve seen, I’ve decided to structure my free time a bit more. It seems quite contradictory to structure your free time, but the last years I’ve […]
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Fantasy Books and simultaneous reading

In my free time I like to read Fantasy and Science Fiction books. Though Fantasy is my preferred genre I did read quite a lot of SF pockets lately which I got from my father in law. My girlfriend is, just like here father, more of a SF reader so I tried to convince here […]
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HTML5 For Web Designers

Just finished ‘HTML5 For Web Designers‘ by Jeremy Keith. It is a short but comprehensive guide into the world of HTML5. If you haven’t,  like me, took the time yet to dive into HTML5. This is definitely a great start and a must read. For those who are already experimenting with HTML5 and regularly visit […]
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If you are explaining something …

And your public is not grasping what you try to explain. Big chance you are suffering from ‘The Curse of Knowledge’ knowledge from ‘Made to Stick’ by Dan & Chip Heath
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Pragmatic Programmers Magazine

Most of the programmers I know have read one or more books from ‘The pragmatic programmers’ and if they didn’t the have probably heard of the publisher. What I myself didn’t know is that they also publish a free magazine every month http://pragprog.com/magazines I haven’t read anything yet, but I didn’t want to keep this […]
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Tips on blogging

Because I’m determined to make my blogging adventure a bit more successful this time, I’m reading up on blogging tips. I find this article about becoming a professional tech blogger quite inspiring, but unfortunately it is not very concrete about the do’s and don’ts in the blogosphere. There are a lot of sites around the […]
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Writing a blog is hard!

Though I think for some blogging is easy, I’m sure that most people experienced their blogging adventure somewhat the same as I did. A few years ago I started writing some blog posts, but quite soon after I started it went harder and harder to keep writing, eventually I just stopped writing. The same happened […]
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