Software Engineering & Travel Journal

Exploring the world, writing code.
January 15, 2018
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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How IoT, Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning and more trends will shape 2018

The year has begun, and many topics keep getting attention from the community. You probably have stumbled with some of the following trends Gartner, HubSpot and Forbes. Check it out!

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December 12, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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Anti-Patterns by Example: Premature Optimization

Donald Knuth wrote this quote back in 1973, and for over forty years software engineers have been debating its validity. Is it still applicable for nowadays?

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December 6, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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Services, Content Providers and MVP pattern

This week I got myself wondering when would be the best practical cases to use Services, Content Providers, and Model-View-Presenter pattern. Although the SDK Documentation provides a recommendation on when to use each of these, I thought the content to be a little spread out. If you implement the MVP pattern, how should you connect your View to your Service, for instance?

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December 4, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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The Hard Part of Being a Highly Respected Person

Yesterday, I save an article about 7 Qualities of People Who Are Highly Respected. Although the click-bait-ish title, the story is good. I kept it a while ago, and I didn’t remember. It was an excellent refresher of how difficult some things are in day-by-day life.

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December 4, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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🎧 Mixtape of December, 4th

Highlights: Feel so High, by Couzare and Blubird; For You, by Morro and PJB; Antidote, by Kiso, Cosmos & Creature; Bad Liar, by Joey Stux and Tiffany Alvord; Midnight Cruise, by Ltgtr and Grab;

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December 3, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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2017 was the Year of Subscriptions: a Rough Draft

What was a utopia years ago, today is commonplace. But it is not new: the internet has widely increased its adoption. Telecoms have always used this model. What is your monthly phone bill, but a payment to a subscription plan of your choice?

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November 27, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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🎧 Mixtape of November, 27th

You Never Know, by Calper and Simon Field; Used to Have it All, by Fais & Afrojack; Drifting Away, by Felix Cartal and Ofelia K (great beach music, by the way!); Starlight, by Jai Wolf and Lenno;

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November 23, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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How to write a decay function in Python

Although simple, it took me some time to visualize both functions are equal but written in different forms.

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November 22, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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What sort of problems make a newbie an expert?

More thoughtfully, what sort of specific problems should one be able to solve in order to consider him or herself an expert? At least in Tech, the impostor syndrome haunts many people. I admit I got myself in this trap ever now and then. But today one thought came to mind, what make an expert?

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October 9, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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🎧 Mixtape of October, 9th

Highlights: Outside of the Lines, by Boehm and Laurell; How Can I Explain, by Cafuné (the name sounds me like a brazilian singer); Be Real, by July Child; Hide & Seek, by Felon (old but gold); We Could be, by Skye Holland.

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October 2, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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🎧 Mixtape of October, 2nd

Armor, by Gelab and B-Law; Crystals, by Limitless and RORA; Explore, by Khwezi; No Turning Back, from Audax, are my favorite this week!

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September 18, 2017
Posted by Thiago Ricieri
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🎧 Mixtape of September, 18th

This week I have some covers that completely have blown my mind! First of all, Eletric Bodega has made an amazing job at Collide, as well as Zonoma for The 1975's Somebody Else; Besides that, Shadows by FØRD and Selfish by Virginia To Vegas are insanely well produced.

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