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I've been pairing with Junior Developers quite a bit at my day job. This article has great tips for pairing with someone more junior than you. The tips are just so hard to do! I'm so used to just typing code as fast as I can, it's difficult to allow someone to move more slowly. But as the article asserts, it's the best thing to do.
What a great read. I'm somewhat familiar with Haskell, so this was great. It showed me a lot of the progress that has been made since I last used Haskell regularly. I would love to see a document like this for Clojure.
Big thoughts on leadership in modern life.
A different perspective on Agile: it's a workers' rights movement for programmers. This article presents the case, analyzes Agile from that perspective, and shows some of its shortcomings.
I've never added Clojure to a Java application, but sometimes I wish I could have. This looks like a good guide.
Such a wonderful, curated collection of resources on all sorts of technical topics, from grid systems to Heroku. It has been fun and humbling to explore this map.
A utility library for strings in Clojure.
A ClojureScript test runner that runs
cljs.test tests on multiple platforms.
It's always good to know how your tools work. Not only can you use them more effectively, but you also learn how to build your own tools. This is a walkthrough of how core.async timeouts work. It's from over two years ago, but it's still a good read.