Big problems take big organizations and lots of people. Small problems can be solved by one person, with the proper technology and drive. 99problems is my attempt to tackle enough small problems to make a big difference.
In Every Language is an aggregation of the most popular solutions to the most popular programming puzzles (or katas). The goal is to have the best solution for each kata in every language!
Simple-API is an easy-to-use API scaffolding module for Node.js. It creates a clean M ~~V~~ C structure for APIs and handles all the URL parsing and routing.
node-session is a great tool for the barebones Node.js web server, which will allow you to store user sessions. And the code is simple, to boot!
Node-multipost is an easy-to-use Node.js interface for sending multipart/form requests. Node-multipost takes all the difficulty out of multipart requests.
fileDrop was built to ease the pain for businesses that require an easy method to move files back and forth. First and foremost, fileDrop’s interface just makes sense.
I’ve been talking with some peers recently about strategies for succeeding in a job hunt. There’s a myriad of discussion points, but one of my favorite topics was which questions to ask in an interview. I am mostly interested in working for startups, and when evaluating a startup I think that culture and financial progress are the most important things to know about. There’s tons of other topics, but startups are so turbulent that it seems that most other things don’t have lasting truth.
Data is a pretty hot thing. Some people even say data is eating the world. Unfortunately, “Big Data” sounds really intimidating - I’ve been an engineer at a data company for years, and all this time I’ve been too intimidated to actually learn how modern data pipelines work.
I’m reading The Cathedral and the Bazzar right now, and just finished the section titled Homesteading the Noosphere. Eric Raymond talks at length in that essay about the economic model that drives open source. He compares the traditional exchange model that most private commercial companies use against what is called a “reputation-game gift” model.