My last post sparked some controversy in the comments on Reddit. Whilst the majority seemed on board, there was a sizeable minority who took umbrage. Two objections, in particular, caught my eye, because I think they both relate to the same underlying issue – adversarial interviews. In this (short) post, I’d like to explore this and explain my approach. Finally – unrelated to the bulk of this post, but too fun to ignore – let’s look at some of the wacky FizzBuzz implementations shared in the Reddit comments.Continue reading
This year marks 15 years since FizzBuzz was popularised as an interview tool for developers. I’m a big fan and have watched over 100 candidates try their hand at my version of the task. In today’s blog post I’d like to take a moment to celebrate what makes FizzBuzz so helpful, discuss some common patterns I’ve observed in the many attempts I’ve witnessed, and finally explore some tweaks that can be deployed to keep the challenge fresh.Continue reading
Stack Overflow have announced they are going to
kill off sunset their popular Jobs product. In this post, I talk about what Jobs was, why it was great, and why so many (myself included) will be sad to see it go.
Lately, it feels like there’s an arms race in the “cheap static hosting” space. In today’s blog, I share my current favourite approach, using Azure Blob Storage and Cloudflare. I explain the problems I’ve encountered with other Blob Storage approaches, as well as how they can be overcome using Cloudflare. Oh, and it costs less and £0.01 per month. Intrigued? Read on…Continue reading
Today’s post is a little bit different to usual. I want to address a discrepancy between how aficionados talk about serverless and how it’s covered in written material. In this post, I shall unashamedly extoll the subjective (perhaps even emotional) virtues of serverless software development. I shall draw on some quotes from members of the serverless community and discuss what it is about serverless that makes it so joyful.Continue reading