Lately I've been dipping my toes into developing in Windows without WSL. To that end, I've found scoop.sh/ to be particularly nice for installing stuff.

Next, I should learn more about PowerShell and UWP.

you, weak: french press coffee
me, muscular and athletic: bench press coffee

🎉 Announcing: The PHP Foundation

🔗 opencollective.com/phpfoundation

ℹ️ More information at: blog.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/20

iOS Focus Mode is such a great feature. I couldn't go back to a world without one.

I've set up the work focus to only allow notifications from work-related apps and calls from family and coworkers*. Then there is the personal focus for evenings and weekends, which blocks work notifications and allows only family calls. Finally, the sleep focus mutes everything while also handling scheduled alarms.

*) repeated calls are allowed

The Bad Guys continue to win while the Good Guys are off in a corner distracting themselves by bickering about whether it’s problematic to use the phrase “Good Guys”.

FOSSbros being shitty 

I am not a programmer. Despite that, I tried to contribute to an open source project. Big fucking mistake.

Despite making it clear multiple times that this is not My Thing™️, the dude reviewing my PR kept just, skirting around just calling me a fucking idiot. Started saying shit like "stop and learn what a force push is" and "at this point might as well revert everything" and posting screenshots of my commits 🙃

Ended up closing the PR and deleting the branch, as well as crying for a little bit afterwards. Fucking hell why did I ever think this was a good idea

The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

Autoposts from the birdsite are problematic and may even violate your home instance's guidelines.

- short/tracking URLs
- usernames not/existing in both universes or who are different persons cause confusion
- RTs clutter local/federated timelines
- responses aren't read preventing discussion

- no use of
- content warnings (CWs) for peace of mind
- image descriptions for accessibility
- public/unlisted/followers/direct addressing

Thanks

If you first pour the liquid metal on a surface and then try to mould it for the desired outcome, you'll burn your hands and end up with something completely different from what you designed.

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Writing code is like producing steel: you create the mould (tests) first, then pour the liquid metal (implementation) into the mould.

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For me, this was a great revelation when I was learning .

There are so many obstacles preventing you from writing untestable code, and that's a good thing.

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With test-driven development, the whole situation gets flipped upside down.

If I now try to write code to make the test pass and find it difficult, it's an obvious sign that I need to take my ideas back to the design board. This saves me precious time as I have likely uncovered a design flaw or a defect early on in the process.

Fixing it now is faster and cheaper as opposed to fixing it after release.

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When I work the "usual way", I write my automated tests after the production code, which often feels difficult. I tend to judge that it's impossible to write a good test for this particular code. Thus, I skip writing the test.

In this initial version of my software lifecycle guide, I focus on automated tests and documentation. I reserve the liberty to update this guide later.

You can do it too by sending me a pull request via GitHub.

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