How to Learn Computer Science Online By Yourself - The Beginning of the Journey (100 Hours)

I never studied computer science but I always wondered: is it useful to have a glimpse of it as a software developer? To know at least the basics? Is it interesting? Could it bring value in my professional life? I like software development and I always strive to improve myself. However, I always felt as well that I was lacking some key concepts in some precise contexts. Image manipulation or animations (when Flash was still a thing) are good examples where my lack of knowledge in Mathematics was pretty frustrating. »

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MySQL Command Line Tool: Enter the World of mycli

I had a mission, for many years. This quest led me to do innumerable Google searches, trying new tools to finally give up each time. I was feeling like a knight fighting the same dragon again and again, and the dragon was always winning. Where was the happy ending? As Perceval wanted to find the Holy Graal, I wanted to find a good interface for MySQL. I was using MySQL Workbench, like everybody. »

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"We Just Have to do Simply This" or How to Make Everything Look Easy

Once upon a time, in the magic Startup Land, there was a fearful backend developer who needed to implement a new functionality. He was working on a back office for movie producers to upload their movies. These movies could then be rented on a VOD platform. Did you hear about Netflix? Same spirit, except that a customer can rent each individual movies instead of paying a subscription. After uploading their movies, the producers could choose in what country they would be available. »

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Software Development Job Hunting: 8 Steps to Find the Company of your Dreams

Here you are! In front of a powerful CTO of the best we-will-disturb-the-market startup in town. You answered a job offer promising money and glory, soon they will be all yours. To warm you, the mighty CTO begins to ask you to draw a B-Tree on a shiny whiteboard. Easy peasy, you draw a wonderful tree you saw in a garden today. Then he gives you a sheet of paper to test “your skills”. »

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Anemic Domain Model vs Rich Domain Model with Examples

Today is a great day: you will begin to develop the new greenfield project of the soon-very-successful startup you work for as a PHP magician. You and Dave (your colleague developer) have been chosen to develop this new application. Finally you will do something else than fixing and refactoring crappy code from old PHP 4 spaghetti projects! Everything begins well. You set up the project’s backbones quickly and Dave is in charge to implement the first functionalities. »

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