Music for programming

Headphones

Programming is a creative work that sometimes needs silence and other times accepts good background music. It depends on your personality and your state of mind. In this article I share my preferences and the music sources I have tried out.

What I liked and disliked about Ghost

Ghost logo

I tried Ghost for a side blog where I talk about videogames. I needed something quick to start with, so I thought it would be a good option. And it was! but I also found some big difficulties. I tried it for some time and I share here my likes and dislikes about it.

When is important to switch to another technology or tool

Time for a change

You have a system and tools that help your work to produce results. But they may have cons that get on your way. Is this a real problem? Could you continue working with your current tools? This could be a good time to stop and think about it.

Choosing my editor for Ruby on Rails

When it’s time to choose an editor for Ruby on Rails, you will find a variety of good options. From the most austere to a true beast. I have been trying the most known editors and wrote some notes that I want to share.

What do developers feel when learning new things

Look it up

Web development is a huge topic which evolves so quickly and we all must learn new things constantly. I asked some influential developers what they find more fascinating in this field. I got a response from David Heinemeier Hannson, Gregg Pollack and others.

How I switched from PHP to Ruby

Ruby PHP

PHP allowed a cheap and fast way to build dynamic websites, beating the limits imposed by Microsoft’s ASP. But since Rails was launched things changed dramatically, and I found a friendlier language in Ruby.

How I became interested in computing

IBM PC

In late 80’s there were the 8-bit computers. I loved the IBM PC having that huge monitor with green characters, hearing the sound of his internal speaker and how it read those big floppies. Everything was controlled with the keyboard, and that DOS operating system seemed cryptic but fascinating at the same time.