This is a new series of posts, I’ll try to show the best posts that I’ve read during the period (my intention is to be once a week), and talk about my studies, but obviously, only tech related things.
Week: 2018-10-15 to 2018-10-22
As usual, this week I read many posts about things that I’m following, and I’m working on writing two new posts that I’ll explain below. I started to read a new book about lisp and I finished a nice python book that I’ll explain too.
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, Al Sweigart This week I finished this book, it’s a book recommended for novices, for me, it’s a good book for beginners, but for people who already know how to program in other dynamic and interpreted programming language, I think is not necessary to read this book, go ahead an read something more advanced. This week I’ll post my review of this book, I’ll try to write reviews and this book will be my test.
Land of Lisp, Conrad Barski I bought this book along with the previous at a Humble Bundle (I paid $15), this book was already at my wish list, when I say it at this price I bought. I’m loving this book, but I am only in the middle of this book, when I finish, I’ll write about It. But my first impressions about Lisp is: It’s a nice and simple language, I expect to learn a lot from it.
This week I worked on a few posts:
- Review of Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart as I described above (I’ll publish this week)
- I translated my post about Big O notation to my native language (Portuguese) and I’ll post on a Brazillian blog soon.
- I’m working on a blog post about my nvim/vim setup, with plugins and
Best posts/threads that I read this week
This week I read a lot about Lisp, so, a lot of the posts this week is about Lisp, but we have some interesting posts about Ruby too.
How Lisp Became God’s Own Programming Language A great post about the history of the lisp till nowadays.
How lisp makes your life easier? Nice thread of Lisp subreddit about how Lisp made people’s lives easier.
Good Lisp TutorialsA nice thread again about good lisp tutorials.
CMS in Ruby? Good thread about CMS in Ruby.
Outside of web development, what is Ruby best suited for? A user with a question that I think a lot of novice Rubyists have, this thread is good.
Why Ruby is an acceptable Lisp A nice old post that I found on the internet talking about similarities between Ruby and Lisp.
Code Climate Alternative Thread about Code Climate alternatives.
GCC: Optimizing Linux, the Internet, and Everything Nice post about GCC and its importance to computing.
Github Traditional Octoverse Report I love when Github/Stackoverflow post this reports about the community and the platform, I recommend to everyone, click an check it :)
Announcing: Our Online Learning Platform Upcase is Now Free! One of the best news of this week, Thoughtbot made its online learning platform free, I’m so anxious to start using it :)
- I’m Working on write README.md of all my public GitHub repos, and it will take me more than one week.