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Programming is a really useful skill

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I started programming in elementary school when my parents gave me a programming book aimed at children. Since then, I can’t imagine my life without programming. The days during the year when I don’t program something are very rare.

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My new Code Server: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT

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Yesterday I read this article by Vincent Warmerdam describing his new home setup. He uses an Intel NUC running Linux, which he can program on well, and accesses it via his laptop or a Mac using Visual Studio Code.

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“Darker Corners of Go”

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Another entry from my reading list: “Darker Corners of Go”. Rytis Bieliunas has taken the effort to write down all the points to consider when programming with Go. A lengthy list, even if I personally find Go simpler than, say, Java.

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Tests for GoBlog

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Recently I’ve been investing more time in refactoring and creating unit and integration tests for GoBlog. After all, I don’t want to just make sure my blog is working properly through trial and error, I want to be able to prove that with automated tests.

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Refactoring your personal software projects

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Colin Walker is trying to refactor his blogging software to make it available to others. Regarding whether anyone else will end up using it, he writes:

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Sometimes the problem with programming is that you can’t turn off your mind as easily as you can turn off your PC. Practically, you don’t program anymore. But the brain still continues to program.

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Advent of Code

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This project has been around for a couple of years, but this time I’m taking part in the Advent of Code for the first time. Every day there is a small programming puzzle (with two parts). I found today’s task pretty easy to implement, let’s see how it will be the next days.

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My new coding workflow: VS Code + Remote-SSH extension

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I recently rediscovered the ability of Visual Studio Code to develop on remote machines. Just connect to a server via SSH and develop there.

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Music programming

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It sometimes happens that I fall down a rabbit hole. Suddenly a subject catches my attention and excites me very much. The latest topic where this is the case is the software Sonic Pi and making music by code, basically “music programming”. I played the recorder for many years, but I do not have a real feeling for beat and rhythm. I like to listen to music, especially electronic music, but I couldn’t make music myself, I would miss the musical feeling.

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My own Static Site Generator

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Because I don’t have enough side projects yet, I started programming my own static site generator, with the creative name GoBlog. I doubt it will replace my use of Hugo in the near future, but it is exciting to write a Go program that is designed for high speed. I get to know features that I have never used before. I also learn what to pay attention to when thousands of files have to be parsed and processed concurrently. Maybe I will never be able to use this project for anything useful, but side projects are mainly there to have fun or learn something useful.

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