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Things You Should Know About Databases

This is the first post in a series called Things You Should Know. Think of it as a primer to set you from base principles on various topics. For example, today, we are discussing databases!

Defensive CSS

It turned out that defensive CSS doesn't only apply to CSS, but UI design as well. As a designer, you need to either work on visual variations of a component with all the possible use-cases or at least communicate them clearly with the development team.

On the Evilness of Feature Branching - A Tale of Two Teams

On the experience of working with two totally different teams: one novice practising trunk-based development, the other very experienced being used by GitFlow.

Unobvious things you need to know about key-value stores

Today I wanted to talk a bit about Key-Value databases. It is a seemingly obvious subject, but it is easy to overlook the basic assumptions and have a spectacular failure in production.

16 Bell-Curve Opinions on Engineering

There's a meme format that shows a bell curve – the X-axis depicting expertise or intelligence, and the Y-axis the number of people who share that opinion.

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