Myths Programmers Believe about CPU Caches

As a computer engineer who has spent half a decade working with caches at Intel and Sun, I’ve learnt a thing or two about cache-coherency. This was one of the hardest concepts to learn back in college - but once you've truly understood it, it gives you a great appreciation for system design principles. You … Continue reading Myths Programmers Believe about CPU Caches

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Don’t be an Evolutionary Programmer

When you run into a problem, a bug in your code, how do you try to fix it? Do you try to debug the problem, in order to figure out what the root cause is? Do you use tools like debuggers, loggers or code inspections, in order to better understand where and what is causing … Continue reading Don’t be an Evolutionary Programmer

Building a WebApp from A-Z: The Caucus Tech Stack

When building Caucus, my first personal project, I had a couple of core goals and philosophies that I used to guide all my decisions. Keep it simple. Keep it small. Be very lazy Focus ruthlessly on your user experience and value add. For all other distractions: Outsource and minimize Enable rapid scalability to millions of … Continue reading Building a WebApp from A-Z: The Caucus Tech Stack