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[From the sandbox] 10 signs that a good programmer will not work out of you


Hello, Habr! I present to you the translation of the article “10 Signs You Will Suck at Programming” by Jonathan Bluks. Very often on Reddit or Quora I see questions like “How do I understand if I can become a successful programmer?” (Actually, this article is an extended continuation of my recent answer to Quora.) When someone thinks about a career change or is interested in development and wants to know what is required for this, this very question inevitably arises. In general, I...

Read more >>> Date release: 2020-01-09

Processor wars. The story of the blue hare and the red turtle


The modern history of the confrontation between Intel and AMD in the processor market dates back to the second half of the 90s. The era of grandiose transformations and entering the mainstream, when Intel Pentium was positioned as a universal solution, and Intel Inside became almost the most recognizable slogan in the world, was marked by bright pages in the history of not only blue, but also red - starting from the K6 generation, AMD tirelessly competed with Intel in many market segments. ...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-12-28

[recovery mode] How Moscow Region officials measure air pollution


On December 6, at the largest landfill operating in Europe, called the Timokhovo solid municipal waste landfill in the Bogorodsky city district, Moscow Region, according to the press service of the Ministry of Housing and Public Utilities of the Moscow Region, they installed "a modern complex of monitoring the state of atmospheric air in and around the...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-12-22

Toaster, My circle and Freelansim become part of Habr


Habr services stop working under individual brands and become independent projects within the Habr brand, forming a related line of services for IT...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-12-12

[Updated at 11:31 p.m.] Nginx’s office was ransacked by Rambler’s lawsuit. Sysoev and Konovalov released from the police station


Eng version According to information from one of the employees, the Moscow office of the open source developers of Nginx conduct searches in the framework of a criminal case, the plaintiff of which is Rambler (below is the official response of the company's press service on this issue and confirmation of claims to Nginx). The evidence is a photo of the search ruling in the criminal case instituted on December 4, 2019 under article 146 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Violation...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-12-12

3 reasons to quit learning English at Intermediate level


In four years, twenty people began to learn English at our office, and only two reached the advanced level. For a thousand academic hours, they tried group lessons, individual consultations, Oxford textbooks, podcasts, articles on Medium, and even watched Silicon Valley in the original. Was it worth the effort? Everything is very ambiguous. Here I will give thoughts about what level it is useful for the programmer to master, and when it is worth stopping focused...

Read more >>> Date release: 2019-12-10