We all know that rubber duck is programmer's best friend (it was also proven that such duck should be yellow for maximum effect). Not surprisingly I have also a yellow toy on my desk. But it is not a duck. It is a little yellow human-like figure.
So, GeeCON 2015 has finished, but the memory remains. Here are some random notes/comments/things-to-remember from this year edition (which was cool, as usual!).
Few days ago I learned a very simple, yet powerful trick which saved me some time. To make long story short, it happened on a test environment shared between few projects.
ACE! Conference 2015 is (unfortunately) over. Great time, great people, great event!
I've been reading "Thinking in Systems" by Donella H. Meadows recently. A good book, definitely worth my time (and yours probably as well). Among many interesting things I have found three, which draw my attention, because of some IT/programming connotations.
Recently during the lunch at work, we have discussed the operating systems. You know, the usual Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac stuff. The discussion wasn't very interesting, because no one opted for Windows. :) So, lacking an opponent, we moved to some Linux related issues.
For one of my projects I write documentation using AsciiDoc. Sometimes I use IntelliJ Idea for this. Up till now, Idea used to treat AsciiDoc files (which I usually name with
.adoc extension) as normal
txt files. Yesterday, when I opened one of my AsciiDoc files in Idea, I was very surprised to learn that there is a plugin which can help me with the edition of such file. I installed it, and... well, I'm excited to tell you it works very good!
I'm happy to announce the arrival of my new book! :) It is called "Bad Tests, Good Tests" and is all about writing high-quality tests.