Posted by | December 12, 2017
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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Posted by | December 6, 2017
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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Posted by | December 4, 2017
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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Posted by | December 4, 2017
🎧 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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Posted by | December 3, 2017
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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Posted by | November 27, 2017
🎧 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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Posted by | November 23, 2017
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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Posted by | November 22, 2017
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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Posted by | October 9, 2017
🎧 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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Posted by | October 2, 2017
🎧 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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Posted by | September 18, 2017
🎧 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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Posted by | September 11, 2017
🎧 Mixtape of September, 11th

This week, Lost in You by NERVO is my favorite track of the playlist, but all of the others are pretty good too.

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