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Productivity and keyboard

This is the second part of my research about productivity practices, tricks, and technics. Learn to touch-type properly. Practice with, Speed up your repeat rate. Set up shortcuts for commonly used apps like browser, terminal, IDE, etc. If you use multiple languages on your PC, set up a shortcut for every language or use caps lock as a language switcher. Learn shortcuts and improve your productivity. A few good places to start: cheatkeys for win, mediaatelier for mac Launchbar,

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Habits for productive programmers

For a long time, I am looking for a way to be more productive as a programmer. I decided to organize in structure valuable ideas and practices I found. Hopefully, they will be useful for you too. Below is the first part: habits. Write. Write documentation, notes, your ideas, and useful tips. Here is the list of most popular tools you can use: Notion/Evernote/OneNote/ emacs/orgmode Markdown files as a basis for something more complicated like, for example Zettelkasten Focus on

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March 2020. Books, articles, ideas.

Hi everyone. When the world goes crazy, we are keep reading, learning, and share our impressions. Software development Books Both books I have read this month was related to the project I have been involved: Programming in Go: Creating Applications for the 21st Century by Mark Summerfield. Easy to read and allowed me to dive into Golang programming quickly. Postgresql manual. I found it very useful to look through a massive amount of functions, operators, commands, and features. It’s impossible

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February 2020. Books, articles, ideas.

Since begin of the yeat I do an experiemnt of using telegram channel as twitter and so far I like feedback from people who read it. If you don’t follow yet, are welcome. Software development Books Streaming Data by Andrew G. Psaltis. I like a detailed explanation of many caveats in redistributed architectures related to guarantees, performance, and fail-over. Many practical recommendations. In the high tempo of changing of modern technologies landscape, I missed SSE, and thanks to this book, I

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January 2020. Interesting picks.

This is the first post in this year. The experiment with sharing books and articles that expires me during the month was started a year ago that hopefully, I will continue this year. Apparently, I noticed that sharing it has a few positive side-effects for me: it gives me one more chance to make retrospective, highlight interesting thoughts and ideas. Doing this retrospective for last year, I realized that there are three main vectors of my interests: software development (literally

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Dec 2019. Books, articles and inspiration

Books I read a few books in December but can recommend just two papers: Shape Up. Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters to everybody who interested in project management, building innovative products, who curious about how to combine creativity and deadlines, how to be innovative, and build collaboration between designers and programmers. NYS Business Analysis Guidebook to everybody who interested in business analysis, tools and best practices of work with requirements. Articles I work remotely for the

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Interesting picks in Nov 2019

Books This month I read two books: Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems by Niall Richard Murphy and Architecting for Scale by Lee Atchison. Both about similar things, both are very useful, but each of them uncovers the topic of stable and scalable systems from slightly different perspectives. I can definitely recommend it to everyone who cares about the quality of their internet services. Programming, technologies, computer science Last time when I had to solve the problem of

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Interesting picks in Oct 2019

How to Become the Best in the World at Something

Programming, technologies, computer science Costs optimization in AWS is a wide topic. The story describes the sequential approach from the Segment engineering team. They managed to increase the gross margin of the whole startup by 20% and save about $1M. Ten rules for writing high-quality software from NASA. A few articles for all terminal fans: awk tutorial, useful commands and absolute masterpiece explanation of htop Management, Startups, Marketing, Productivity How to Become the Best in the World at Something. Controversial title but simple idea under the hood.

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Interesting and useful content I read in Sep 2019

Books I am a big fan of the scientific approach to understanding the world around and human nature. The book that inspires me in September is “The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy” by Chris Bailey. This guy spent a year of his life consistently trying out different productivity methods, measuring results, reading books and scientific papers, and interviewing experts. I read many books about productivity, but this one has many insights, tricks, and fresh

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The hidden power of Freemind for Business Analysis

For a long time, I have been using Freemind for many purposes. For those who didn’t use it yet, I highly recommend checking it out, it’s cross-platform, an open-source desktop application for mind mapping. I guess it will be a little bit brave, but suppose I can compare the flexibility of this Freemind with Excel power. As Excel is excellent for anything that has tabular data, Freemind is just perfect for data of directional graph structure. I found many use-cases it could

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